Summer Camp: Red, Pearl & Blue Necklaces

I am so thrilled to be a
Design Dazzle Summer Camp Counselor!
I am Alexis and on my blog,
 Jac o’ lyn Murphy
(named for my children, Jack and Carolyn),
 I write about parties, invitations, crafts, gifts, life.
I try to take the every day and make it simple and fun.

I love to Tie Dye and we do it every 4th of July,
I love the things we have created Tie Dying on the 4th of July,
but don’t love the mess!
This year we will be celebrating
with friends, family and kids of all ages.
I wanted an easy craft that everyone (even the moms!)
would love to do and wear…
Red, Pearl & Blue Necklaces
Red, Pearl, & Blue Necklaces! Great DIY kids activity to help with those summertime blues!!

 You will need:
2 jars with lids (10 oz or larger)
Red and Blue Dye
Unfinished Wooden Beads (ours are 25mm)
White Pearl Beads (ours are 16mm)
Stretch Clear Cording for Beads
Clear Glue
Mix 1 Tablespoon of dye
with 1 cup of hot water in each jar
carefully drop beads in jars…
(we did about 6 at a time)
close tightly with lid and
when desired color is reached,
(we shook and let sit, shook and let sit for about 10 minutes)
fish out with a skewer or stick and let dry for at least an hour
(and the dye bath can be used over and over,
you may just need to sprinkle in a little more dye)
We tried both Royal and Denim Blue and the results were almost identical…
String your new gorgeous beads with jumbo pearls…

Tie cording in a knot,
add a drop of clear glue,
then knot tightly again…
and look at the fabulous necklace I will be wearing on the 4th!


With all of the dye colors out there the options are endless…
Have a great Summer!



Posted on June 22, 2012
Categories: crafting with kids, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, summer camp, summer camp, Uncategorized

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  1. modernlogodesign says:
    June 22, 2012

    That looks great! I really like the colors he used.

  2. Sweetheart Diary says:
    June 22, 2012

    I just love the colours you have used here. Great work.

  3. Deaf258 says:
    June 22, 2012

    Fun project! Don't forget to spray the dyed wooden beads with acrylic matte spray! Because, if there are sweat or water involved while wearing the uncoated beads, the colors can bleed off onto the skin or clothes. Just wanted to make sure you truly enjoy your 4th of July with no accidents! 😉

  4. Bev says:
    June 22, 2012

    What a great project; I can't wait to try it!!

  5. Jacquline says:
    June 22, 2012

    GORGEOUS!!!! What a fantastic idea…i am going to make mine an anklet

  6. says:
    June 22, 2012

    Thank you for sharing such a fun unique idea! What a perfect craft necklace to make for the 4th of July : )

  7. Terri Thompson says:
    June 27, 2012

    These are so cute! I've never thought to dye wood beads with Rit Dye. I love the deep, deep color that resulted!!

  8. Carrie Pasfield says:
    July 16, 2012

    This is so creative. I love the rich colors. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Anonymous says:
    July 22, 2012

    .thanks for sharing

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