Monday, September 24, 2012

How to Make a Beaded Zip Tie Necklace Tutorial

Who doesn’t love beautiful, colorful necklaces! This project is especially great if you’ve got some extra beads hanging around from your leftover kid’s projects. This project only requires a couple of items, so it’s definitely a must-make if you love making your own bling! Speaking of BLING, if you want more crafty DIY jewelry ideas, be sure to Pre-Order YOUR COPY of the Big Ass Book of Bling, which comes out in November. Here's the video tutorial:

Either way, I still think this necklace looks better on the mannequin than me!!  For those of you that still like bloggy tutorials, here’s the overview on how to make it:


Colorful Beads (About 500)
Thin Nylon Zip Ties


1. Place 12-13 Beads on a Zip-Tie!

2. You need 36 Beaded Zip-Ties to finish this project, so keep beading!
3. Close a single Zip Tie to make a link.
4. Cut the excess off.
5. Keep adding links to make a chain, being sure to cut off the excess.
The first chain should be 13 links long.
6. Make a second chain of 12 links.
7. Make a third chain of 11 links.
8. Bead two more Zip Ties with 18 beads each.
9. Link the end of the three chains together with the 18-bead ties
10. Cut two pieces of 20″ long ribbon.
11. Tie them to the two large links.
12. Tie the ribbon in a bow, and voila! Beaded Zip Tie necklace!
For more ideas on crafty jewelry DIY projects, pre-order your copy of the Big Ass Book of Bling here:


  1. Υπέροχες δημιουργίες! Καλώς σε βρήκα στο ωραίο σου blog!

  2. You never cease to amaze me!! The necklace is gorgeous...I am going to have to make one or two of these:)

  3. This is SO cool! I definitely need to make one of these :D

  4. Found you thru Red Ted enjoyed your craft ideas and i'm going to find your book!

  5. So Mark, this morning I discovered your bead project and showed it to my jewelry designing daughter....she's adding variations to her jewelry line. Lol. Keep inspiring us all. :D