I am so thrilled to be a
Design Dazzle Summer Camp Counselor!
I am Alexis and on my blog,
(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
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
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
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