Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wooden Beaded Necklaces
Over Christmas I scored the crafting jackpot at the Goodwill outlet, and bought a HUGE box of wooden beads, spools and balls for 50 cents a pound.
I finally got around to doing something with them- painted beads for necklaces. We painted a lot of beads, enough for Sophia’s teachers (first grade, and her specials teachers) and the other Mom teachers in our preschool co-op. Plus some for the other special ladies in our lives….act excited if you get one as gift, k?
We’ll also be doing thank you cards, but that will be another post for another day.
I spent one naptime and after bedtime listening to After the Jump radio show and painting beads. After the second coat, on day 2 I arranged them on dowel rods and a box to spray paint with clear varnish in the garage.
Then today Sophia picked beads for necklaces. I used leather cording from Hobby Lobby. My personal faves of the necklaces have only 3 or 4 beads to match an outfit. It’s super easy to switch them out if you make them for yourself.
For preschool next week the kids are going to pick out beads and assemble necklaces for their Mama teacher. I considered having them paint the beads…but I wanted it to be something the Mom could wear (outside the house!).
Hooray for teachers, crafts and pretty beads.