How to Make Beaded Jewelry

Puttin' on the Glitz Jewelry

Add a touch of glamor with colorful jewelry.
Add a touch of glamor with colorful jewelry.

You'll be ready for a night out on the town with this outtin' on the glitz jewelry. It's simple to make and, thanks to its rainbow of colors, will be simply perfect with any outfit.

What You'll Need:

  • 14 inches of clear stretchy beading cord
  • 16 small silver washer beads
  • 14 E beads in a variety of colors


  • Needle
  • Scissors

Step 1: Tie a knot two inches from one end of the stretchy beading cord. Thread the other end of the cord through a needle.Step 2: Thread two silver washer beads onto the cord, then two E beads (choose any colors you like.) Repeat this pattern until there are eight sets of silver washer beads and seven sets of colored E beads. The rest of the clear stretchy cord will be left un-beaded so that the silver washer beads and E beads look as if they are floating around your neck.Step 3: Cut the knot and needle off the ends of the beading cord. Tie ends together in a knot at the desired length, and trim any excess cord.

There is more to jewelry than bracelets and necklaces -- next you'll learn how to make a more unusual piece.

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