Tutorial Tuesday: Pom-Pom Necklace
I’m glad to finally have another project for Tutorial Tuesday! This one is a good way to use up small yarn scraps. Of course you could make all of your pom-poms the same color or use a different type of beads for a totally different look. Endless possibilities, right?
Cardboard (or pom-pom maker)
Accuflex (or beading thread)
1. Make 5 small pom-poms with your yarn, either using a pom-pom maker or the old-fashioned cardboard donut technique. Here is a very simple explanation of how to do it with cardboard, and the only change I would suggest is to cut a slit in your donuts to slide the yarn through, so you don’t have to thread it through the middle.
2. Cut a 24-inch piece of Accuflex or other beading wire and slip one end through a needle with a large eye. Stick the needle through one of your pom-poms to thread it onto the beading wire until it’s in the middle of the wire.
3. Remove the needle and thread 3-inches of seed beads on either side of the pom-pom.
4. Using the needle again, add a pom-pom on both sides of the middle one. Remove the needle, thread more beads, and repeat this process until you run out of poms and get to the end of the wire.
5. Now you need to close up your necklace with a crimp bead. If you don’t know how, here is a good tutorial for how to use a crimp bead. (If you want to avoid the issue altogether you could just use beading thread and tie if off at the ends.)