These cool accessories find their inspiration in summer camp projects.
Photography: Johnny Miller
Martha Stewart Living, July 2012
To make the center necklaces, cut two pieces of lanyard about twice the length of the desired finished product.Slide a bead over both pieces to just off center; leave at least a 12-inch tail.
Loop the ends of both pieces back over the bead and thread through again (creating a backstitch). Repeat with all beads; finish with another tail at least 12 inches long. Secure around neck with a double knot.
To make the necklace on the right, cut enough pieces to desired length to fill hole in bead. Thread all pieces through the holes of each bead, spacing as desired (the tight fit will hold the beads in place).
Plastic lanyard (or lacing) in neon colors stands out against the natural neutrals of wood and leather.