Variety of Beads
Lots of Different Beads
To me, the most fun part of making a beaded id badge lanyard is to choose beads and design the lanyard. The lanyard at the right is in the always popular colors of black and silver. I use crystals, silver beads, freshwater or glass pearls and seed beads in many of my designs.
I really like to use seed beads for about 1/3 to 1/2 of the lanyard. They are light weight, and help pull together the color scheme. There are thousands of seed bead mixes and different colors of seed beads available so I am able to mix and match them with the theme of the design. I often use one larger focal bead in the front at the bottom of the lanyard that is attached to the lanyard clasp.