Keeping it Simple: Ombre Wooden Beads Necklace

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ombre Wooden Beads Necklace


There are a lot of trends out there right now.  Some of them I love, some of them I don’t care for.  I really like the ombre look.  My favorite accessory are necklaces, so I decided that I wanted to make a fun ombre necklace.  This was super easy to make and I love how it turned out.
ombre wooden beads necklace
This is how I made it:
I took some wooden beads, paint and the bottom of a t-shirt that I refashion a couple months ago.
ombre wooden beads necklace (1)
I painted the wood beads and painted them.  I used a q-tip and a cup to let it dry.  For the lighter colors I added some white paint to it. 
ombre wooden beads necklace (2)
Once the beads were all painted, I cut the shirt into a 1 inch strip.
ombre wooden beads necklace (3)
I used some washi tape to make an aglet (thanks Phineas and Ferb for teaching me that word) on the fabric and threaded the fabric through.
ombre wooden beads necklace (4)
And that’s it!  Super easy!  It’s hard to tell by the picture, but in person there is much more of a difference in the colors, it's subtle but different :).
ombre wooden beads necklace (5)
And here it is on.  I love how bold it is!
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I would love it if you followed along.

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