Monday, April 11, 2011

Bendy Straw Beaded Jewelry

Mia and I were working on some umbrella crafts today using bendy straws for the handles. We had some parts of plastic straw left over, and I decided that we could cut them into smaller sections and use them to make simple beaded jewelry. We ended up with enough to make a necklace and bracelet for Mia. They remind me of colorful macaroni jewelry.
  • plastic drinking straws
  • scissors
  • elastic cord (or string, yarn, etc.)
  1. Cut plastic straws into small sections about 1/4" to 3/4" long.
  2. Decide on how long you want your necklace or bracelet to be and cut a length of cord (or string or yarn or whatever you are using.)
  3. Tie a knot at one end of the cord making sure it's large enough to prevent beads from sliding off.
  4. Add beads as desired.
  5. Tie a knot at the other end and wear your necklace or bracelet or give it as a gift.

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