DIY Beaded Lanyard

Made my first beaded lanyard today for work!  It is pouring rain here in the Willamette Valley and what better way to spend a rainy evening other than teaching myself a new craft.IMGP4154

Here’s the recipe for my DIY beaded lanyard:

38 inches of .018 diameter inch beadalon bead stringing wire

pair of crimping pliers (mine also cuts wire)

wire cutters

beads enough for 31 inches

two tube crimp beads

key ring

lobster claw clip

Directions:  Using the beading wire like a needle and thread string 31 inches of beads or so.  Once beads are threaded, make sure this fits over your head as there is no clasp on this lanyard.  Then on one end of the beading wire, string a tube crimp bead and the key ring.  Thread the beading wire back through the tube crimp bead, making a loop to hold the key ring in place.  Using the crimping pliers, crimp the tube crimp bead.  Push all the beads down to the crimped end and string a tube crimp bead and the key ring and repeat that step you just did on the other end.  Cut the excess wire with wire cutters.IMGP4156

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