i have a wedding to go to and i need jewelry for this cute cheap dress i bought just for this occasion. but what can i get for under $20?
well, i see these colorful wooden bead necklaces everywhere, ranging from $14-$55. so i thought i’d try and make one. shouldn’t be too difficult, right?
geometric wooden beads- 10/$2.50 www.etsy.com
small wooden beads- 25/$1.75 www.etsy.com
craft paint- $1.19/bottle www.michaels.com, only used a little of each color
modge podge sealer- $5.99/bottle www.michaels.com, only used a squirt of it
chain(s)- $3.50 www.michaels.com
q-tips and a box (or styrofoam for base)- pennies
i mounted each bead to a q-tip and using a small foam brush, painted a coat of color on each, then stuck them upright in the box top to dry. i just used an old mailing box and a pencil to poke holes. worked great.
3 coats were applied. i picked fun bold accent colors for the 2 beads because i think they will be a fun contrast to the cobalt blue shoes i’ll be wearing. (i hope)
after all the beads were thoroughly dry, one coat of modge podge was applied to give it a bit of a sheen (and some protection so the paint won’t scratch away during the wedding party and make me look like a diy fool)
voila! my own beaded necklace that cost me approximately $6.50 total!!!