Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Funday - DIY: Wood Bead Necklace

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
I'm back with another DIY.
This time I was inspired by this Kate Spade New York Rosewood Dot Necklace.

It could be yours for $90.99 on, but I'll show you how to make a cuter (at least I think so), way cheaper one.

I started by hitting up Michael's for some wood beads, paint, and a chain.
I wanted bright, neon colors so I went with Martha Stewart acrylic paint in Party Streamer, Marmelade, Meadowlark, Granny Smith, Beach Glass, and Indigo. The paints were on sale for $1.39, but I had a coupon for an additional 15% off.

To put the necklaces together, I used Bead Landing jump rings and lobster clasps, Beadalon chain, and what I call fishing line. Any clear type of string will work.

String the beads onto the fishing line, and tie the ends to the chain. Attach the clasp to the jump ring, then the jump ring to the chain, and TA-DA! You have yourself a pretty, wood bead necklace.

I couldn't just leave you with the necklaces sitting on my coffee table, so I wore one out to dinner tonight.

Hope you like it!
Until next time.. happy crafting!
XO Christina

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