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My absolutely favourite material for handcrafting ist bare wood. I love it’s smell, complexion and the way it reminds me of nature and nativeness. I decided to create a statement necklace, made mostly of untreated wood, because I’ve never seen one like that in a store. It’s easy to craft and I hope you will like it!
Materials you need: 12 untreated wood beads (2 cm diameter), a black metal chain ( cheap and easy to find in a building supplies store), a black closure for the chain, thin wire, pliers, scissors and wood glue. First you need a long piece of wire. Thread 6 beads on the wire, then thread one end of the wire back trough 5 of the beads, just as figured in the picture above.
Next, you have to thread the other end of the wire trough 5 of the beads for fixing the 6 beads on the wire. Now take the beads that are left over. First thread them on one end, then thread the other end of the wire trough the 6 beads. Next, curve the wire for putting the beads in your desired shape. It works better if you don’t fix the upper beads before.
Put some wood glue on the beads, then press them together. When the glue has dried, you can fix the upper beads with the wire, just the way you fixed the first 6 beads before. For the next step we need the metal chain.
Cut the chain into 2 pieces. Fix the chain ends on the furthest beads with the wire ends. Therefore, first thread the wire trough the chain lug , then trough the bead. Repeat this step, but be sure to have the threaded wire on the back of the necklace.
Done! Tomorrow, Jacky is going to give you great tips on how to wear and combine the necklace!