Wednesday, 13 March 2013

DIY: How To Make A Fabric Bead Necklace

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.

Sewing Needle


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 the next on.....

this is what we would later arrive at only here, I made use of black thread as against the yellow used in this tutorial. you can also experiment with gold threads, silver threads, etc

that's all folks! do have a productive week ahead!

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Onnari Osemene said...

Oops! Photo credit:
Forgot to add that in my rush :-)

KaLuSwika said...

Wow..this is soo cool.thanks!!I have a container of old going to try this out.xx

Anonymous said...

This is kul sis, kip it up. The fact that u posted it free strikes a chord in me. Thumbs up.

Anonymous said...

Lovely tutorial,I will definately try this.God bless u

Trendy Rammy said...

this is kind of easy,i would try it and email you the picture when am done.
keep up the good work.

Onnari Osemene said...

@kalusikwa: please do and remember to share photos!
@anonmarcg 17:thanks a lot for stopping by!
@anon march 18: u definitely should!
@trendy rammy: can't wait!!!!!

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hilda D Diva said...

Didn't knw we stiLL gat super Women like u,God bless u more

Anonymous said...

These are really lovely. The different things ankara can do

Onnari Osemene said...

Aww! SaBrina, missed ur comment...Hilda lol! Really? @ joy sew they actually are!