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Friday, February 19, 2010

Make Your Own Lanyard with Beads

If you are required to wear an ID bagde daily, use this as an opportunity to enhance your work attire by creating stylish lanyards that express your unique personality.

For a simple design that is easy to make, use seed beads accented with a few larger beads in a pleasing pattern. Using more smaller beads (seed beads) keeps the lanyard from getting too heavy and also avoids clashing and competing with the other jewelry & accessories you may wear. In my examples, I used Toho seed beads, and Czech glass beads. For stringing material, use 49 strand, .024" flexible beading wire for added strength. You will also need sterling silver crimp beads, split rings and lanyard hooks or key rings.

Create a lanyard with a neutral color palette that can match most of your wardrobe, or have fun creating several lanyards in your favorite colors to match different outfits. You can also create lanyards with school colors, the colors of your favorite sports team, or company colors. The possibilities and color combinations are endless. Add charms to your lanyard for further personalization or use our popular alphabet beads to spell your name or other personalized message.

Beaded lanyards will transform your I.D. badge into a beautiful piece of jewelry that compliments your professional wardrobe. Whether you work at a school, hospital, or corporate office, a beaded lanyard is the perfect work accessory.

Attend a Lanyard Design Make & Take Workshop at Bead Bee - See workshop schedule

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