Tuesday, October 25, 2022

How to Make Straw Bead Jewelry


Let's make some straw bead jewelry! This is a wonderful quiet, mess free activity that introduces kids to skills needed for hand sewing and embroidery too.  This fun jewelry makes lovely kid-made gifts too!
Follow along to the full video tutorial too:


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Here's what you'll need:
  • Plastic or paper drinking straws-the more colorful variety the better!
  • Yarn-size medium or thinner (you can also use ribbon, twine, or embroidery floss too!
  • Scissors
  • Optional: yarn needle or tape to wrap around tip on yarn to make it sturdier for threading the beads onto the yarn.

Here's how to make it!
  • Cut a long piece of yarn, a little bigger than you'll think you will need to account for the knot and trimming the ends.
  • Cut straws into one inch segments (no need to be exact!) 
  • Thread beads onto yarn.
  • Tie a secure knot.
  • Trim ends.
  • If you want to hide the knot, you can slip a bead over the know to cover it.
  • Ready to wear!  Try experimenting with different color combinations and making bracelets, necklaces and more!


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