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Painted Wood Bead Necklace

Jane and Sonja
With rich jewel tones and glamorous gold embellishments this painted wood bead necklace DIY jewelry idea makes a fabulous gift or handmade craft to sell!
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Servings 1 necklace


  • Natural Round Wood Beads in 4 differing sizes: 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm (0.6”, 0.8”, 1”, 1.125”)
  • Thick Jewelry Chain
  • Jump Rings 6mm in Antique Gold
  • Magnetic clasp
  • Wooden skewers
  • Necklace Pliers
  • Necklace Wire cutters
  • Paintbrush size ½”
  • Parchment paper
  • Americana Acrylics in Deep Midnight Blue, Black Plum, Saffron Yellow Extreme Sheen in 24K Gold


  • Paint 3 of the largest wood beads (size 30mm) in Deep Midnight Blue.
  • Paint 2 of the 25mm sized wood beads in Black Plum.
  • Paint 2 of the 20mm sized wood beads in Saffron Yellow.
  • Paint 2 of the smallest sized 15mm wood beads in Extreme Sheen 24k Gold.
  • On a piece of parchment paper, drizzle some Extreme Sheen in 24K Gold paint.
  • Working one bead at a time, roll the bead over top of the 24K Gold paint one time.
  • Thread the wooden skewer through the bead and leave the beads to dry.
  • Repeat with all the remaining beads.
  • Thread the chain through the beads.
  • Complete the necklace by attaching magnetic fasteners to the chain ends using necklace links.
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