Neptune Necklace

1 charm pack – featured Neptune by Tula Pink for Moda
13 – 20 mm wood beads
glue stick
48″- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
heavy duty needle with large eye

Pick out 13 prints (small patterns work best).
Cut into quarters.

Apply a generous amount of glue to the back of fabric.

Roll bead in the middle of fabric.
Cover entire bead with fabric.

Clip off excess fabric from each end.
Leave enough fabric to be tucked into hole of bead.

Smooth fabric up the bead and tuck into hole of bead.
Use an awl (I used the end of a paint brush) to push fabric into hole and hollow out hole.

Thread grosgrain ribbon on to heavy duty needle.
Tie a double knot 12″ from the end of ribbon.
Thread bead onto ribbon.
Next make a knot.
Thread another bead on.
Repeat steps until all beads have been threaded onto ribbon.
Tie a double knot after the last bead.

Your finished!

4 necklaces or 1 super long necklace.


18 comments on “Neptune Necklace

  1. happy zombie says:

    NO WAY! Holly… that is just to neat! Or should I say…. saaaaaaa-weet!

  2. MandMStudio says:

    That’s cool, I can’t wait to try it:)

  3. Aunt Donna says:

    Too cute! I want to try it!

  4. hold. the. phone.i NEVER would have thought of that.seriously.hi-5 holly!!!

  5. Sarah Pead says:

    Another way to do this (I believe I saw Amy Butler do it on Martha Stewart a couple of years ago), is to sew a casing, or tube, out of one piece of fabric and put the wooden beads into the casing and then tie knots between each of the beads. I have 4 different ones that I made and they are all really easy and fun to make AND great gift ideas!

  6. I have always wondered how these pretty necklaces were made! The part that amazes me is that you can poke the fabric into those little holes. I’m going to try it today. 🙂

  7. Great! I still have those beads, all kinds of sizes, so I’m definitely going to try it!!!

  8. Sara says:

    I made one of these about two months ago and I’m thrilled with the results! I love the Neptune fabric! Looks great!

  9. Kim says:

    What an awesome idea! I never would have thought to do this with fabric.

  10. V and Co. says:

    well now that is creative and cute! 🙂

  11. Shawn says:

    So cute, what a great idea and looks like fun too!

  12. b davis says:

    Ahh! I love this. And so simple too. I can’t wait to make some.

  13. Jocelynilla says:

    LOVE that! Next project on my to-make list!

  14. Brenda says:

    Thank you for the fabulous idea and great pics! I can’t wait to use some of my leftover “charms” to make gifts for my sister in laws!

  15. SETI says:

    Great!I just go to make my own:)Thank you!!!

  16. I love this! I just ordered a charm pack of this fabric so a girls group from church that I’m over can make some for Mothers day! Mom’s will love it! And we can make 10 necklaces with 1 charm pack!

  17. Maria Jové says:

    Ohhh, i love it
    thank you so much


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