So after trying my hand at making a DIY teething necklace, I thought it may be fun to make a painted wood bead necklace.
Not for teething of course!
DIY PAINTED WOODEN BEAD NECKLACE
My two girls (ages 10 and 12) even had some fun painting and putting together their own necklaces.
To make your own painted wooden bead necklaces:
- 3/4 inch wooden beads
- craft paint
- painter’s tape
- paint brush
- necklace kit (cord, clasps/closures)
- needle nose pliers
- large sewing needle
1. Decide how many beads you’d like to use. I chose 7 because that fit my neck nicely.
2. Decide on a pattern to be painted – either all painted, half painted, stripes, etc. – and tape beads, covering any parts NOT to be painted.
3. Paint beads and let dry.
4. Determine how long you want your necklace to be. Measure and cut cord to desired length.
5. Attach one clasp/closure to one end of cord, pinching on tightly with needle nose pliers.
6. Thread other end of cord into large sewing needle, then string beads in the order you’d like.
7. Remove needle and attach other clasp closure, again using needle nose pliers.
The pliers part can be a bit tricky. But it’s super rewarding to have a fun finished necklace at the end!
Do you like fun “costume” jewelry? Do you think you could make your own painted wooden bead necklace?