Fabric Bead Necklace

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I've entered into a time in my life when I've been hearing that inherent human call to create something with my hands. While binge watching crafting videos on YouTube, I came across a video on how to make this fabric bead necklace. I watched the video and thought, "This looks like a quick and easy project." And I proceeded to answer that call by pulling out my scrap fabric, ordering some beads (as I didn't have them), and executing the labor of my hands.

When it came time to write this post, I began relaying quite honestly that this necklace project wasn't as quick and easy as I had expected it to be. I stopped writing when the thought occurred to me, "If I was selling the tutorial on how to make this necklace, no one would want to hear that it isn't "quick and easy".

Just imagine marketing that tutorial with the slogan of, "This fabric bead necklace is a bit challenging to make. It comes with trial and error and requires perseverance to be completed." After hearing that who is going to be interested in making it?

It's kind of funny to think about. Life itself comes with that slogan. My life has its challenges. It comes with trial and error and it does require perseverance. But what is interesting, I am completely sold on it.

This fabric bead necklace is worth its weight in gold. In fact, it might be even more valuable than gold. For it gave me the "gift of life" while I was exerting that physical labor and managing to screw it up not once but twice. The third time was the charm. It came together beautifully that time but only because of everything I had learned through those first two attempts.

That's life.

Below is the video that inspired the making of the necklace:

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