Hello all! So this is a quick, lightning speed post bothering on how to make an ankara bead necklace! I happen to have receive tons of requests on this and so I just had to make it/post it. However there is a little er 'twist' :-) Due to time constraint I made the necklace and documented the steps about half way through, and took a photo of a completed necklace I had previously made as I haven't completed the DIY piece even as I type! But not to worry, I chose a sample photo of Ituen Bassey's which you can look at with regards to finishing off the necklace before I make a post - post (lol!)on finishing off the necklace (you can call it a do/sew/make - along , whatever really! *grin*) together. Come to think of it, that isn't a bad idea, we should plan that, could be so much fun!
more on the other side
Sewing Thread and fabric strips, wide enough to accommodate your beads.
Fold your fabric strip in two,
Check for proper fit by placing your bead atop your fabric, you don't want it to be too small or too big when you are done stitching the fabric together. Then stitch together.
Now this step is optional. you may use this procedure of making an 'anchor' or just insert the beads one after the other, into the sewn fabric.(Attach a piece of fabric to the knotted end of your sewing needle/thread. This would prevent your beads from moving.)
pass the needle through each bead, tie some thread around it, then move on to the next bead.....and the next bead, and thh enext bead.....and.......so on.....
that's all folks! do have a productive week ahead!
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