Geometric wood bead necklace
I love the geometric/fractal trend, as well as wooden crafts, so it was inevitable that I would end up doing a craft including both. I ordered these wooden beads hoping I would get them in time for my Longest Day Craft Open House but of course they showed up a few days after. Isn’t that the way? :) Nonetheless, I broke these open this week, and finished my friends long overdue birthday present. I painted a variety of colors so she can make whatever combination she likes! :) (This one is for you Panda!)
- 12mm geometric wooden beads
- 12mm round wooden beads
- Antique brass 2mm ball chain cut to 18″ long
- Antique brass 9 x 3.5mm ball chain connector
- Craft paint in multiple colors
- Paint brushes
TIME TO COMPLETE
Depending on how many beads you paint this DIY should take you under 30 minutes.
Painting the beads is the fun part. :) You can paint them partially or full. The more beads you paint, the more combos of this necklace you can create! Make a combo for every outfit!
To paint the beads easily, slip a bead on the end of a skewer. Once you have your desired paint job complete, place the skewer in an upright position, and let it dry. I find that most craft paints you don’t need more than 1 coat, but some colors (like the dark ones) need 2 coats.
Cut your ball chain to the length you desire. Then attach your chain connector to one end of the chain.
Once the beads are dry, attach your chain connector on one end of the ball chain. Then slip the beads onto the chain in the order you prefer.
Now you are ready to rock the geo!