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I cut the elastic that connected all the beads. I didn't realize that the holes don't go all the way through. Instead it's two holes connected at a right angle. This made it a little hard to thread anything through, but I made it work. I would use a long needle to push the fabric into one hole and use the same needle to pick at the fabric to pull the fabric out of the hole.
I separated the beads into three different piles by matching up the colors of the beads since each bead was slightly different.
I cut strips of cotton lycra jersey 3/4" wide by the length that I wanted for my necklace. Remember that the fabric stretches! I made a navy and white striped necklace with really light beads, a mint necklace with medium beads, and a gray necklace with medium beads.
I tied knots in between every bead and at the end. I also closed the necklace with a knot.
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