Spray paint them! Make sure to cover all the angles, and paint light, thin coats to avoid drippage and splotchiness. (both are ugly!) I flipped my beads over once they dried and got the bottom side as well.
Let them dry completely.
Cut your ribbon…you can have it be as long as you like, of course. I cut mine to be about 30″ long.
Heat seal (with a lighter, carefully!) the ends of the ribbon, then push it through each bead til you have as many as you want on the necklace. The stiff edge from the lighter will help this.
Then tie a knot (or double knot to keep beads from slipping off) on either side of the two end beads.
Tie it around your nearest cutie and admire!
This is perfect for big girls, too!
Thank you so much Jess! Who wants one of these super awesome necklaces for themself? I do!