What is it? Why, a fancy water bottle strap. One you can customize with any beads to suit your taste. Look:
Perfect for walks in the forest, strolls in the city, fashion-forward day hikes, lost weekends at Comic Con. Here's one modeled by my impossibly cute friend Jane.
A stellar handmade gift for those hard-to-bead-for people! Also a terrific way to use up some of your beady stash.
So let's make one! Find a rubber O-ring, a tiny bit tighter than the neck of a water bottle. (Mine are 15/16" in diameter, 1/8" thick.)
Cut two pieces of skinny cord. Make each piece long enough to go around your chest (like the strap of a cross-body bag). Double each cord around the O-ring like this:
Now thread a whole lotta beads over the doubled cords, as pictured:
Lightweight, large-hole beads work best. If you have trouble stringing your beads over the doubled cord, try my favorite trick in the whole world: those little blue flossers. Use them to pull the cord through, it really works!
Once both sides are strung, tie a knot to join the two halves. Trim the extra.
To add a water bottle, just slip the O-ring down past the cap. It grips and stays like a champ.
Then sling it over your shoulder and go. See Jane go.
Go, Jane, go!