Ok, so I’m a girly surfer chick even though I’ll dabble with the power tools in the garage, and that’s…okay.
So, I’m going to totally plug my friend Karen’s surf wear company, Salty Sista Fun Wear. She uses some of the profits from the company to help shelter animals, which I think is awesome. She and her partner FLEW pet supplies and water filters (they rented a small plane!) into Puerto Rico to help support the Hurricane Maria disaster. Woo Hoo!
I recently I picked up another cute top from Salty Sista that had a jellyfish that my supa talented surfer chick friend Sandra Goodwin drew- it’s really beautiful. So I made a simple beaded jellyfish necklace to wear with it! Schweet.
Supplies for the Jellyfish Necklace:
- 11/0 Miyuki seed beads, in silver plated and pink shades to match the jellyfish motif for the necklace
- 15/0 Miyuki seed beads, in pink shades, to make the jellyfish tentacles
- A flat button or a somewhat flat piece of drilled seaglass, for the body of the jellyfish (get two and make earrings!). For this, I used a drilled flat bead made from recycled soda bottle glass. But, a plain, everyday button can certainly work.
- Nymo thread, an extremely strong type of nylon beading thread (I usually use Size D)
- Size 15 needles (since this project uses tiny beads)
- Wire guards or French wire, keeps the thread from rubbing against the metal findings)
- Fireline OR fishing line. If you can recycle any fishing line you have, it’s the same stuff as craft store Fireline (for necklace only)
- Clasp, jump rings, or earring hooks, depending on if you’re doing a necklace or earrings
I really like how it came out like a mini tassel, which is a super popular look right now, so that works. Sorry for the lame modeling photo- I hope Salty Sista doesn’t mind, but it is my freakin’ shirt now, ya know….