Saturday, 21 January 2012

Wooden Bead Necklace

I have had some wooden beads in my stash for ages and, after attempting and failing miserably at a fabric covered bead necklace, decided to change tactics!

I painted 5 beads purple and one turquoise with crafter's acrylic paint, gave them a skoosh of enamel spray, then strung them together with some silvery grey ribbon, knotting the ribbon in between each bead.

 A simple necklace in my favourite colours - perfect!

I don't recommend wearing them as soon as the enamel has dried... they smell awful! I am the hippy who uses eco paint so there are minimal VOC's in the house and no nasty chemicals yet I gave myself a stonking headache wearing these as soon as they were dry, breathing in all the fumes!! I wore them again today and they smell fine!

Linking to these fab linky parties.


  1. Hey Alison! I LOVE this! What a great idea :)

  2. Turned out fab - I really love the one turquoise bead in amongst the purple, very effective! x

  3. Lovely necklace! How did you join it at the back? Did you just tie it or add some kind of clasp?

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Oooh just realised I can reply to comments, how fab! Necklace is just tied with a plain old knot, that way I can adjust the length depending on what I am wearing!

  4. It looks beautiful! I love the bright blue bead in the middle!

  5. Pretty necklace!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  6. Very pretty necklace. I have made a few of these. Always fun! I am having a Make a Gift on the 25th Party on Blissful and Domestic. I would LOVE for you to link this up,. It makes for a great gift idea too!

  7. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today! - - Mandy,

  8. Your necklace is beautiful! I love the turquoise with the black! I found you through Cherished Bliss. Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. I love the pop of color!! So cute! Thank you so much for linking up with the Frog!!

  10. Love the colors. Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  11. That is really cute! Love the pop of turquoise!

    Visiting from Delicate Construction!