Elastic Ring

By General Crafts Contributor Melissa, from the blog MeloMomma.

With fall approaching and school starting, there are a lot of activities going on. This project can be done during an afternoon, and will be a nice addition to your jewelry box or dress-up clothes! Also this is a great way to add some of your favorite beads or buttons into your jewelry.

What you will need:

Directions:

String the beads as desired. I love adding extra flare by adding a button!

When typing the knot make sure to use a very strong technique such as a lariat loop or a bowline.

Melting the plastic together does not work. You must just a strong tie.

Beaded Toe Ring

 

 

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