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DIY Wooden Bead Necklace


By Prev Info - October 08, 2022

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

I had some fun with colorful beads when I made this necklace from wooden beads, metal jewelry wire and chain. 

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

This beautiful glass bead necklace inspired my wooden cluster bead necklace.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

1 - The Materials: Wooden beads, 2.74 mm jewelry wire, thin jewelry wire, chain, pliers, 4 jump rings, a hammer and a necklace clasp

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

2 - Before making the metal pendant to wrap the beads, I created a color pattern and measured the length of the beads.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

3 - Once I knew how long the beads would be on the pendant, I cut 2.7 mm-thick jewelry wire to fit my pattern.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

4 - As you can see the wire is round, but fits the size I'll need to add the beads. Next, I'll flatten the wire to create a bead base.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

5 - To flatten the jewelry wire I used a hammer to lightly tap the wire. It made a nice patina on the cement.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

6 - Getting the wire flat was easy, but I had to be careful I didn't break the wire which was really malleable. I also bent the edges to create a loop so I could fasten the chain later.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

7 - After flattening the wire, I began to add the beads and twist them on with wire. It was much more challenging than I thought it would be!

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

8 - As I added beads, I couldn't get them to align straight like the glass bead pic I was using as my example. Luckily, as they shifted into a cluster, they looked totally cute.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

9 - One thing that helped me create this necklace: ample light!

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

10 - After I attached the beads, I fastened on a chain I had measured to fit around my neck where I wanted the necklace to rest on my chest. Unfortunately, I forgot to get jump rings to attach the chain, so I had to use the thin jewelry wire I used to attach the beads and knot the ends.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

11 - After attaching the chain and clasp, my necklace was complete.

DIY Wooden Bead Necklace

12 - Sometimes a mistake can make your project more unique. 






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