By Christy Flora

Identity badges, keys, glasses and more! Lanyards, once the summer camp craft project staple, are now a presence in the workplace. Instead of settling for a simple strap lanyard, make your own beaded lanyard and let your lanyard become a great accessory to your wardrobe. Make several in different color schemes to match all of your outfits.

Make Beaded Lanyards
Beading wire strung through key ring

String both strands of beading wire through the key ring.

Step 2

Pull the 2 ends of 1 strand of the beading wire together, this will form 1 side of the lanyard.

Step 3

Thread a crimp bead onto the doubled over beading wire.


With the crimp bead 1/4 inch away from the key ring, crimp the crimp bead with needle nose pliers.

Step 5

Cover crimp bead with crimp bead cover.

Décor beads, custom colors to match your clothes

String 6 inches of décor beads on the beading wire.


String 8 1/2 inches of seed or filler beads onto the beading wire.


String a crimp bead, and one half of the magnetic clasp. String the beading wire back through the crimp bead.

Step 9

Pull snug.

Step 10

Crimp the crimp bead with needle nose pliers.

Step 11

Cover crimp bead with crimp bead cover.

Clasp attached to lanyard

Trim off excess beading wire.


Repeat process on other strand of beading wire.

Step 14

Place magnetic ends together and enjoy!