Kolorful Kid Couture

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Celebrity Craft Professional Mark Montano’s latest book the Big-Ass Book of Bling is full of enough projects to cover you in bling from head to toe! Learn how to take inexpensive plastic beads and make them look fabulous! Visit our friend Mark Montano’s website for even more crafty and DIY bling ideas!

 

 

 

 Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com

I got a huge bottle of these plastic Melty Beads (also called Perler Beads) at Ikea years ago and I love them.  They reminded me of my trip to Africa and all of the beautiful colors that were mixed together in their art and accessories.  This project is perfect for kids but I’ll bet that you’ll enjoy it just as much. I know I did.  Try using only one or two colors instead of all of them.  Maybe just red and blue or yellow and orange. It’s really up to you.  Just have fun.
YOU’LL NEED:

HERE’S HOW
Read the Full Tutorial after the Jump…
FOR THE LONG NECKLACES
  • Create several links by adding 11 beads on each nylon tie and then zipping them closed.

Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com

  • Carefully cut of the excess.

Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com

  • String your beads on another tie and loop it through the first and then zip it closed again.  See, you’re creating a chain already!

Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com

  • Create chains that about 27-31 links long depending on how long you want your necklaces.

Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com

  • Add your last links through the end link on the 8” piece of your large link chain.

Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com

  • Do the same on the other end to finish.
FOR THE SHORTER CHOKER
Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com
  • Follow the steps above but only use one color per link.
  • Create 3 lengths links that are 7, 9 and 11 links long.
  • Cut your large link chain into two 4” long pieces.
  • Add all 3 beaded links to one more link and add that one link to the chain.

Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com

  • Do the same on the other side.
  • Add jump rings and a lobster claw to the ends for a closure.

Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com

FOR THE BRACELETS
Mark Montano's Kolorful Kid Couture at ThinkCrafts.com
  • Repeat the instructions on creating links for the necklaces.
  • Create as many links as wrap around your wrist.
  • Add a large jump ring and lobster claw to the ends for a closure.
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The name says it all! Mable Crafts-alot is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Mable has never met a craft she didn’t like! Mable spends her free time attending craft classes at local community centers, and even teaches a few. When she is not crafting she enjoys cooking, reading, photography and gardening. Mable loves to connect with other crafters to share project ideas, discuss craft trends and chat about favorite crafting tools and techniques. To learn more about Mable, become her friend on Facebook!

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