Friday, January 11, 2013

Decorative Bead Necklaces: MOPS CRAFT

This is an extension of the post on Recycled Paper Beads from Junk Mail. Here is how we decorated them and few samples of what was made. 

Tutorial Here from ArtMind on how to Mod Podge the Beads.

sample bracelet made from
1 inch Styrofoam balls

sample bracelet made from 1/4 inch
wooden beads from Hobby Lobby


These were taken with my phone and I can't seem to figure out how to flip the picture. sorry! 

balls in the bowl are the recycled junk mail balls
the basket holds assorted beads from Hobby Lobby
the small size beads were more popular
sample ideas to get the 
creative juice flowing
The balls on the far right, hanging from the pipe cleaner,
are made from the recycled junk mail balls.

 Here's a necklace I made all from wooden beads.

Here's a beautiful necklace made by one of our MOPS' moms. 
I love how she curled the ribbons from the bow. 
Thanks for sharing it!


  1. So pretty draped over the frame!! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Thanks for sharing this creative project at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  3. What an awesome idea! Man, you have some serious patience!

    Great work!
    Nike O.

    1. Thank you! The project does take some time to complete but it worked out since all the moms could socialize while Mod Podging away. Not sure that's an actual word...

  4. Brilliant! I totally dig your style :) My most favorite projects are recycled or repurposed ones!