Bead and Fabric Necklace

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January 11, 2017

Bead and Fabric Necklace - finished necklace with ends tiedI wanted to make a fun necklace with scrap fabric, a bunch of beads I had laying around, alongside with some beads I made out of cornstarch awhile back.


Choose a piece of fabric as long as you'd like your necklace. Keep in mind you will be tying a bow to fasten it. I used the lining to an old skirt.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 necklace

Link: Here is a link to the Cornstarch Beads on ThriftyFun.


  • long, thin piece of fabric
  • big beads or marbles for inside the fabric
  • small beads for outside the fabric
  • chopstick
  • needle and thread or sewing machine
Bead and Fabric Necklace - supplies


  1. Fold the fabric strip in half before sewing and make sure it will be wide enough for your big beads to pop in after sewed shut. Sew up the side.
  2. Bead and Fabric Necklace - fold fabric in half and check fit the beads, before sewing up the side
  3. Push your chopstick in to assist turning the fabric inside out.
  4. Bead and Fabric Necklace - use chopstick to turn fabric tube inside out
    Bead and Fabric Necklace - turning the fabric tube

  5. String your first exterior bead. This will be your stopper for when you start popping in the interior beads.
  6. Bead and Fabric Necklace - thread on first exterior bead to act as stop for those inside tube
  7. Put your first bead or marble inside the bag.
  8. Bead and Fabric Necklace - put first bead or marble inside the tube
  9. Continue by alternating beads, exterior then interior, until you reach your desired length.
  10. Bead and Fabric Necklace - add next external bead and continue
  11. Sew up the ends of the necklace.
  12. Bead and Fabric Necklace - once desired bead length is achieved sew up the ends of the tube
    Bead and Fabric Necklace - closeup of sewing ends closed

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