Simple and Stylish DIY Geometric Necklace Tutorial

A girl can't have too many accessories, that's a universal truth. This DIY necklace is so easy and low-cost to make, you can create one for every outfit! We think it would make a great craft-night project too. Invite over a few friends and make it a party! We'll show you exactly how it's done.

You can use any type of large wooden beads for this project, but we’re especially loving the geometric look, plus we had lots of beads left-over from our hoop wall hanging décor project. Versatile style, we’re all about it.

All you need for this project is:

  • Leather cord
  • 3-4 geometric wooden beads
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Tape
  • Small paintbrush
  • Scissors

We wanted some of the natural wood to show through, so we taped off an asymmetrical line rather than painting the whole bead. No rules here! Just make sure to line the beginning and end of your tape up so your line isn't jagged.

We used a metallic copper craft paint for some extra sparkle.

Once the paint is dry, remove the tape. You can choose to go over the beads with a coat of sealer to give your paint job some extra protection.

Next steps are simple! Tie a knot, string your beads, tie another knot!

You'll start by taking your leather cord and making a long loop around your neck. Your first knot should be where you want your top bead to hang. Remember to leave enough room to add all your beads below, and also to easily slip the necklace over your head.

 String your beads and tie the bottom knot. You can add a drop of craft glue here to keep your knot extra-secure.

Trim the end of your cord, and you're finished!

There are so many fun ways to get creative with this craft. Vary the amount of beads, paint them all or not at all, use different colors and lengths of cord, use embroidery floss to tie the knots, there's really no end to the options! 

And don't forget, we've got you covered when it comes to craft and hobby storage! Keep your projects contained in the same small supply case we've used here, perfect for corraling little parts and pieces.

Let us know if you try this project! We'd love to see what you come up with.

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