Hey there! Just popping in to share a quick decor project with you all today! I actually completed this one about five months ago, and never got around to sharing it with y’all. So crazy how quickly time passes!
I bet you’ve seen plenty of wooden beads about on the net being used in people’s decor, and maybe like me, you’ve wanted some for yourself. Well after much consideration of shelling out the cash to buy some for myself, I decided to make some instead, and customized them to my space by making them much smaller than the super large strings. I just don’t have the space to put any of those yet, but if/when I ever do, I am going to share a tutorial for those as well, so be on the lookout!
Of course, I couldn’t keep it to wooden beads, especially after going on to look for them, and running across the pretty iridescent beads, so I picked up some of those as well, and created a whole other string to go along with my wooden beads.
This is the easiest craft ever, and shouldn’t take you too much time to complete, so gather your supplies and get ready to have some fun decorating with you new decor!
Supplies: Wooden Beads in two sizes: Small & Large/ Iridescent Beads/ Suede Chord
Wooden Bead String Instructions: Alternate stringing large and small beads onto your suede lace.
Once you have reached the desired length tie the end together into an overhand knot (your most basic knot, like tying your shoelaces). With excess suede leftover string one last small bead onto it and tie it off at the end again using a double overhand knot. Cut off the excess suede, and you are done!
Iridescent Bead String Instructions: Cut suede lace to desired length. For this project I believe I cut it at 12.5″. String one of your iridescent beads onto the suede and move it to the middle of the string.
Once it is in the middle tie an overhand knot (your most basic knot, like tying your shoelaces). Now take both ends of your suede and feed it through the eye of the bead. Once the bead is on, move it up to the previous knot and again tie an overhand knot.
Repeat the process until you get close to the end of your suede string.
Finish the end off with a double overhand knot.