Sunday, August 2, 2009
Doll Necklaces from Earrings
Welcome to August, "Home to Yren's" second month! Since my Enchanted Doll has not yet arrived, I'm working only on simple projects to pass the time. I can't make anything that needs much fitting, for one thing, and for another, I'm just too anxious to concentrate much. Voilà! An easy doll necklace.
For this project, most of the supply-gathering is already done for you. Just buy a pair of dangly earrings, clip the wire, thread the beads in order on a string, and attach a clasp. Below, I laid out extra beads in case I needed to add some for length (which I did.) It's easiest to cut a length of beading string and put a needle on each end. Then you can add beads easily from either end, plus the needles will keep the beads from sliding off before you get the clasp on.
And the best part is, you still have the other earring to make a matching necklace for a friend's doll!