DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

Lisa Comfort - DIY Wooden Beads Necklace

I’ve been so excited to share this DIY wooden bead necklace with everyone as it’s a nice and easy project, and will only cost you a few pounds. I was inspired to make this after seeing something similar in Oliver Bonas, and I’m so pleased with the results! Read below to find out how to make your own…

You will need:

Geometric wooden beads with 4mm hole
Round wooden beads with 4mm hole
Rose gold chain – 2-3mm chain – length as desired
Rose gold clasp
Rose gold jump rings
Wooden toothpicks (one for each bead)
Jewellery pliers
Scourer sponge
Paint brush

Also, for those who live in the UK – for paint, I used left-over Annie Sloane Chalk paint from furniture projects but she also sells small tester pots so get those if you can!

1. Thread one of the beads onto a toothpick. If the bead slides down the toothpick you can use some blueback to hold it in place. Paint the bead, one layer should be enough. Then push the toothpick into the sponge and leave to dry. Repeat with the other beads.

2. Open a jump ring and connect with the clasp and then one end of the chain. Close the jump ring.

3. Work out the formation that you would like the beads to sit in.

4. Thread the beads on one at a time.

5. Attach jump ring to the other end of the chain, and then you are done!

Here, I am wearing the necklace with my Molly Top – so simple and pretty! I think this piece would also go really well with an Ultimate Shift Dress.

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