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DIY Colorblock Beaded Necklace

January 23, 2014




I love some good statement jewelry and a good crafternoon, so making this necklace was the best of both worlds for me. We recently had a small snow storm, so I spent an afternoon cozied up in my warm slippers, sipping hot cocoa, watching old episodes of Girls while crafting away. The result was this bright colorblock wood bead necklace and I’m pretty smitten with it. It shed a little light on an otherwise very gloomy and freezing day (my first snow day EVER!). Let’s make one, yes?!! -xo


What you’ll need: 

Acyrlic paint ion your fave colors

paint brushes

string of you choice – twine, leather rope, metal chain, etc.

Wood beads (FOUND HERE)

Masking tape



1. Tape off beads in whatever fashion you’d like. I chose a simple half/half design.

2. Paint away and allow to dry. Acrylic paint, when painted on thinly, will dry fairly fast. I was able to place my painted beads on a sheet of paper without any smudging.

3. Once dry, remove tape carefully.

4. Slide beads on your string of choice and tie at the end. Voila!






20 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2014 11:25 am


  2. January 23, 2014 11:37 am

    It looks so nice! :)

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      January 29, 2014 9:31 am

      Thank you!

  3. January 23, 2014 12:10 pm

    super cute ;)

  4. January 23, 2014 12:27 pm

    So cute and looks fantastic! Makes me want to try it

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      January 29, 2014 9:35 am

      Thanks! I hope you will try it out. It was such a cathartic exercise taping and painting and peeling the tape away to reveal clean, colorful lines. A fun DIY, indeed!

  5. January 23, 2014 1:59 pm

    Oh my goodness, absolutely love this! What a fabulously simple idea. Will definitely be giving this a go!

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      January 29, 2014 9:32 am

      Kerry, I’m so glad you like it. It was super easy to make and I loved the outcome :)

  6. January 23, 2014 5:24 pm

    I like it, you’re so talented. :)

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      January 29, 2014 9:33 am

      Awe, thanks! So sweet of you to say.

  7. January 23, 2014 10:23 pm

    Love it. Grear tutorial. So easy yet tasteful. X

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      January 29, 2014 9:32 am

      Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed this post.

  8. January 24, 2014 3:59 pm

    This is super cute! What a great idea!

  9. Ashlee Spear permalink
    January 29, 2014 2:11 pm

    “crafternoon” <— love it!

  10. January 31, 2014 2:39 pm

    Very cute!

  11. February 14, 2014 11:31 am

    Oh I love to do those kind of stuff

  12. tribw permalink
    May 27, 2014 3:09 am

    So Nice! and looks easy enough that even I can do it. ;)


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