By General Craft Contributor Michelle
Here’s a fun project for kids that’s out of this world!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Lara’s Wood Round Bead Value Pack 1 in. 18 pc. (2 beads per necklace)
- Lara’s Wood Round Bead 5/8 in. 7 pc. (3 beads per necklace)
- Lara’s Wood Round Bead 1/2 in. 14 pc. (3 beads per necklace)
- Cousin Fun Pack Pony Beads 250 pc. Black
- Star Shaped Pony Beads
- Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn 120 yd. #2 Black
- Watercolor paints
To begin, arrange your beads in planetary order: small (Mercury), small (Venus), medium (Earth), small (Mars), large (Jupiter), large (Saturn), medium (Uranus), medium (Neptune).
For ease of decorating the beads, simply stick each bead onto the top of a sharpened pencil to hold, and then paint. Paint the beads with watercolor, let dry, and then try adding detail with crayons.
Paint, or color the planets as follows: Mercury-grey, Venus-brown, Earth-blue and green, Mars-red, Jupiter-natural color of the bead with brown stripes, and a red dot, Saturn-yellow with a brown stripe, Uranus-turquoise, Neptune-dark blue.
Decorate beads, let dry.
Cut a length of yarn the length you want your necklace to be. Wrap a piece of tape around one end of your yarn to form a “needle” for easier stringing. String your beads onto the yarn, with a black bead separating each planet.
Your necklace should be strung in this order: Mercury, black bead, Venus, bb, Earth, bb, Mars, bb, Jupiter, bb, Saturn, bb, Uranus, bb, Neptune. Add star beads as desired.
Tie the ends together, and wear your new necklace!