First of all, thank you to everyone for the warm release day wishes. It's pretty crazy that the day I've waited over 6 years for is finally here...wow! I will soon start posting pics of HOW TO SALSA IN A SARI sightings =)
Today I will be giving away a signed copy of HOW TO SALSA IN A SARI to a randomly chosen person who leaves a comment. This book is very close to my heart because it's the very first YA novel I wrote....I was in Sears one day and watching two teenage girls fight. It was very obvious they were sisters, but not "biologically" related. The scene got my mind whizzing...a story about two completely opposite girls who are forced to get along...and HOW TO SALSA IN A SARI was born!
Today I'm going to talk a bit about How To Make a Beaded Necklace. This is something I started doing last year when the necklace I wanted was way too expensive for me to afford. I took a close look at it and decided to try and re-create it.
1. First choose your color palette. Blues? Reds? Greens?
2. Get about 2-3 sizes of beads in that color palette in three colors. For blues, it would be like small navy blue, mediumn turquoise and large royal blue. For reds, magenta, bright red and burgundy works well. You can get beads at any craft store like JoAnn Fabrics or Michael's.
3. Get craft wire and a matching ribbon to your beads. (Also from the craft store)
4. I love multi-strand necklaces, so I cut 3 pieces of craft wire and tie a knot at the end of each. Then I string the beads on each one. There are several patterns you can follow:
String 1: Big bead, big bead, big bead, etc + String 2: Small bead, small bead, etc + String 3: Medium bead, etc
(and this is what I prefer)
String 1: Big bead, small bead, med bead, etc + String 2: Big bead, small bead, med bead, etc + String 3: Big bead, small bead, med bead, etc
So that you have three strings of beads the length of a necklace.
5. What I like to do now is tie a big piece of ribbon around the ends of the strings so that I can tie the necklace on and off rather than try and fiddle with a clasp.
So far, I've made a red toned necklace and a green and I always get tons of compliments on both.
Thanks for playing everyone and happy new year!!
HOW TO SALSA IN A SARI - out NOW!
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