I absolutely love all the chunky bead necklaces that are so popular right now. They add such a fun element to your wardrobe! Here’s a super easy and inexpensive way to make an interchangeable DIY wood bead necklace that can be customized to match any outfit. Use as many or as little beads as you want!
Secret’s in the Supply. The secret to this chameleon-like DIY wood bead necklace is the Mix and Mingle Leather Necklace with end caps that are easy to slide beads past. The clasps are as thick as the necklace so the beads just slide right over them! The awesome 20mm round beads come 50 to a pack so you’ve got plenty of customization options and more than enough to cover your mistakes. Seriously, with this project you’re only limited by your imagination!
Interchangeable DIY Wood Bead Necklace Supplies:
- Darice 20 mm Wood Round Beads.
- Darice Mix and Mingle Leather Choker Necklace.
- Embellishment Materials (Spray paint, gold foil, paint, wood stain, etc).
Step One. This tutorial is kinda misleading because really, there’s just one step. Decorate the wood beads! As you can see, I went with a variety of looks and textures including, a blue gradient, distressed gold, dipped florescent pink, white wood stain, solid gold foil, and polka dots. By the way, I used some cocktail sticks and floral foam to help hold the beads while painting and drying. The sticks were especially helpful when dipping in the pink florescent paint!
I love that I can mix and match all the different varieties to give me, if I did the math correctly, 364 different combinations! I love the super minimal look of the white stained beads as well as the crazy pop of florescent color. The distressed gold and blue gradient are both classic looks as well.