Melty Bead Icon Necklaces

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Turn your melty bead designs into wearable art with a few simple steps!


  • Natural Braiding Cord
  • Melty Beads Ultimate Kit
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Craft Glue
  • Iron (May require adult assistance)
  • Hole Punch (Preferably 1/8")
  • Foam Sheets


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Mustache (Hexagon Peg Board)

Step 3.

Bowtie (Hexagon Peg Board)

Step 4.

Sunglasses (Jumbo Beads and Jumbo Peg Board)

Step 5.

Follow the “Melty Bead Basics” instructions in order to melt the beads. **Adult assistance may be required. 

Step 6.

Once you have removed the melty bead design from the peg board, place it on a foam sheet and trace the shape. Leave a 1/4″ border around the shape and a small area on each side where we can punch a hole to hang.

Step 7.

Cut out the foam and glue on the melty bead design. The foam will provide support for the design and keep any of the beads from coming loose while wearing.

Step 8.

Punch a hole on each side of the foam, as shown.

Step 9.

Cut (3) equal length pieces of braiding cord and tie to one of the punched holes.

Step 10.

Braid the cord until the length is  long enough to wear as a necklace.

Step 11.

Finish your icon necklace by tying the end of the braided cord to the other punched hole.

Step 12.

Repeat steps 5-11 for your other designs to create cool icon necklaces. Use the techniques in this project to create many more unique and fun icons.