A couple of months ago, one of my patients came into the clinic wearing the cutest stained wooden bead necklace! I asked if she made it. She rolled her eyes and told me it was from a boutique in Arkansas. I knew I could replicate it with supplies I had lying around the house. This Stained Wooden Bead Necklace is a trendy way to dress up your fall wardrobe!
Plus it’s super easy to make!
MATERIALS NEEDED TO CREATE STAINED WOODEN BEAD NECKLACE:
3/4 inch round wooden beads
Wood stain (I used the Rust-oleum Worn Navy for a denim look.)
Begin by mixing your stain. Pour a small amount into an old bowl.
Dump the wooden beads in the stain. Gently move the bowl back and forth as the beads roll around and collect the stain. Once the beads are completely covered in the stain, let them sit for about 10 minutes.
They kind of look like blueberries sitting there in the bowl. Don’t they?
After your ten minutes have passed, carefully remove the beads from the bowl and place on a paper plate. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to pull them out of the stain.
Using a paper towel, pick up each bead and wipe away the excess stain from the bead. Repeat this process with each bead.
Set the beads back on the paper plate or clean paper towel to finish drying. The middles of the beads will be wet for some time. I allowed the beads to dry over night before putting them on the hemp cord.
Once dry, thread the beads onto the hemp cord. I cut my cord length at 36 inches. This allows me to make it longer or shorter depending on the shirt I’m wearing. I did NOT attach a necklace clasp. I thought it looked much cuter just tying a now in the back!
I love how it turned out! If you want to use a darker brown or something with more red in it, that would totally work too!
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