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DIY Tutorial: Geometric Beads Necklace

July 26, 2014

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Recently, I strung a couple of geometric shaped wooden beads to create an easy-to-wear everyday necklace. With some extra beads on hand, I thought, why not make a graphic patterned one too? Here are some process shots!

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Materials:

  • Wooden Beads
  • Natural Leather Cord
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Tape
  • Acrylic Seal (optional)

These are really fun and easy to make. The patterns are all up to you! You could use the tape to create cleaner lines, or simply paint on polka dots/stripes/brush strokes/etc. After leaving them to dry, I coated them with acrylic seal spray just to prevent the paint from coming off easily. Lastly, thread them through a leather cord and tie a sliding knot to finish off. Trim the ends with a pair of scissors, and you’re done! You can also use chains or nylon cords. These natural leather cords are really soft and great for accessories. I will be doing a leather bracelet tutorial using the same leather cords soon.

You could opt for a minimal look or go crazy on a funky patterned one with this necklace. Have fun with it!

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9 Comments

  • Reply B August 28, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Hello, could you all share where you bought the wooden beads from?

    • Reply Ros C. October 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Hi! We sourced for them overseas, drop us an email at hello@operationoverhaul.com if you are keen on getting a DIY kit for this necklace! :)

  • Reply Cherlynn September 4, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Hello!! This is a really pretty and quirky necklace!! May I know where you guys bought your wooden geometric beads from??

    • Reply Ros C. October 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Hi! We sourced for them overseas, drop us an email at hello@operationoverhaul.com if you are keen on getting a DIY kit for this necklace! :)

  • Reply B September 16, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Hey where did u buy the different wooden beads from?

    • Reply Ros C. October 7, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Hi! We sourced for them overseas, drop us an email at hello@operationoverhaul.com if you are keen on getting a DIY kit for this necklace! :)

  • Reply B September 16, 2014 at 8:05 am

    hello,
    maybe you all could come up with a guide as to where you all purchase your materials?
    thank you!

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  • Reply zen September 28, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Love your idea of painting plain wooden beads- will have 2 steal that thought for my own DIY tutorials :)

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