There are times that I get really creative with a spur-of-the-moment DIY idea and have to finish the task as soon as possible. This beaded garland idea was a Saturday afternoon project after a quick run around for the supplies.
So my best bet to get my supplies was the Oriental City in Bruma, Jo’burg. I headed to two different bead stores, one I managed to find the tassels and the second store I bought rose-gold heart beads, large cream wooden beads and waxed cord.
The beads I used were rather large and I couldn’t find a thicker waxed cord. So I used four lengths of two metres to create the garland. I made a knot to start my pattern of beads.
Pattern used: 1 wooden bead followed by a knot. Add one rose gold bead and tie a knot then add a wooden bead. After four wooden beads, I tied a knot and added a tassel.
To add a tassel on a separate wax cord about 10 cm, use a large needle and thread the waxed cord. Pull the cord through.
Take the needle out and tie the cord as below.
On your beaded garland, take your tassel and tie it twice onto garland.
Once you’ve tied the tassle onto the beaded garland tie a double knot in the garland length as below. Then continue your beaded pattern.
Pull the two strings of your tassel and trim it.
I used my beaded garland as a decor piece for my daughter’s teepee. It can easily be used as a decor piece in a nursery or children’s bedroom.
I love the finished project. In the end, it took 2 hours to do because of was being interrupted for snacks and everything in between.
In the end, I worked out the price of the garland. It was R180.
Why not try it? Happy beading.