What We’re Making! Money Bead Necklace by Carrie

on May 3, 2013 in Sewing, What We're Making | 7 comments

Carrie and friends dreamed up the Money Bead Birthday Necklace for a certain someone here at Pink Chalk who just turned 50. Each bead is a rolled dollar bill, wrapped with paper then taped to secure each bill. Carrie added washi tape, for color, to a handful of beads.

The beads are strung using pearl cotton thread and button accents. Love the spool of thread thrown in as a focal point! The necklace is looped around 3 times and tied with a piece of salvage.

What a lucky girl to receive such a special gift on such a big day! Also a festive gift for a wedding, graduation, baby shower… Mother’s Day?

Happy birthday!
~Diana

    7 Comments

  1. It is almost too cute to take apart and spend the money! I love the washi tape and other accents.

    I have to ask, are there 50 dollar bills?

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    Sandi

    May 3, 2013

  2. This would be a great idea for a teen’s birthday gift! And I just so happen to have a teen with a birthday coming up.;)

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    Cindy

    May 3, 2013

  3. I love this !
    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
    I am making one for my girlfriends 40th birthday party tomorrow. Funny thing is….we up here in Canada have done away with our one dollar bill and it is a coin now. As is our $2 bill now a coin. So I had to use $5 bills. (good thing it is a gift from “the group”) I’ll post a picture after the party. It was fun to make !

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    Debra H

    June 7, 2013

  4. oh and Happy Birthday to that certain someone !

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    Debra H

    June 7, 2013

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