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A fish & chip bunting necklace inspired by the seaside!
When Blueberry Cove Beads sent me their Caribbean Beach Bar bead box to play with, I couldn't resist putting a British seaside twist on a necklace with newspaper, chip forks and butting!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. You need some small wood triangles with little holes in the corners - I found mine at the craft store but you could easily make your own. You'll also need some newspaper, chip forks which you can get from your local chip shop, some beads and tiny metal fish which I got in the Caribbean Beach Bar bead box from Blueberry Cove Beads.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by cutting triangles of newspaper to match the size of your triangles.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    I decided to alternate my design my having some wit striped newspaper print and some with the whole area covered in newspaper.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a foam brush to coat the triangles in Mod Podge, place the newspaper designs on top.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Coat with another layer of Mod Podge and leave to dry.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once dry, plan out the design for your necklace by laying the metal fish on the striped newspaper triangles and chip forks on the solid newspaper triangles. When you're happy with the design, glue each bead and fork in place, cut off the edge of the chip fork that hangs over and leave to dry.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a cutting knife to cut a small rectangle in the style of a chip out of the newspaper to look like it's skewered on the fork.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Scrape away the newspaper from the middle of the rectangles.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use a fine black pen to trace around the outline of the chips and chip forks. Draw small rectangles in between the newspaper stripes to look like chips.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Gather some thin wire, jewellery pliers, a wire cutter and your beads.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut a short length of wire and take your first two triangles and a bead.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Slip the wire through the hole of one triangle and twist the ends together to secure.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Slip the bead onto the wire and then slip the wire through a hole on the second triangle. Twist the ends of the wire to secure, trim with the wire cutter and slip the sharp wire edges inside the bead.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Continue this until you've added all of your triangles. Cut another length of wire and take another bead.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Slip the wire through the first hole of the triangles, slip a bead on and twist the wire together along the remaining length.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 16
    Step 16

    Hoop the twisted wire back on itself to create a small loop, twist to secure, trim and slip the end of the wire inside the bead.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 17
    Step 17

    Repeat at the final side.

  • How to make a bunting necklace. Fish & Chips Bunting Necklace - Step 18
    Step 18

    Attach to a necklace chain and wear to the seaside.

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