There are so many ways you can make accessories for your neck using beads and charm. Here, we’ll learn how to make a necklace using wooden beads. Now, you don’t need to make a sullen face over a dull and subdued appearance of wooden beads because we will also learn how to pain them.
A necklace of wooden beads exudes sheer class because of its somber style. For painting your beads, you don’t have to follow any restricted rules. Any color mixture will yield adorable results. You can present your friends and family with these necklaces; I’m sure they’ll love them.
- Leather or suede lace – 36 inches
- Wooden beads – 5x, 1 inch
- Masking tape
- Paint palette of 5 colors
Let us begin with the following steps:
Paint: Begin with painting a single bead in the darkest shade of color you have on your palette and take a moment for it to dry. You can let your bead stay on back tip of another brush to let it dry easily. Now, paint another bead in the lightest shade of color in your paint palette. As a suggestion, use black for dark shade and blonde for the light.
Masking: You have to use a sequence of masking techniques in order to paint the beads left. Take one bead, mask it off, so you can and paint about 2/3rd of it naked. Followed by, mask off another bead in diagonal direction. You don’t need to stress about reaching a perfect half; just ensure to get a line parting in diagonal across the bead surface. Paint this one too. For the last ball, paint three stripes around it. Paint one stripe at a time and let it dry before masking off your next stripe.
Dot making: You need to wait for the paint to dry up. Meanwhile, you can go back to your dark shaded bead. You will now be making dots on it! It’s common sense that you’ll use a contrasting light color on dark; my suggestion for some shinning colors would include golden because it’ll look fabulous and shall stand-out on black. Let me share a tip to ease you with making these dots: You have to use the end of your paintbrush without bristles. Dip it gently into the paint dab and hold it at angle of 90 degrees to the bead. Now, onto the bead, touch the brush and haul up. You may require practicing this process on a paper towel before doing it with your bead while making necklace. Once you painted dots on your bead, let the paint dry!
Make a necklace: Once you’re done with the complicated part of painting the beads, you are all ready for making the necklace. Pick up the dried beads and start stringing them one-by-one along the lace to make your necklace. Then, choosing any order you may like, place the wooden beads on the cord. Tie a regular knot at the finishing point.
You’re all done. Wasn’t that absolutely simple?