Handmade Necklaces Ideas-Make a Necklace out of Eco-Friendly Wood Beads

Summary: Handmade necklaces ideas on how to make a necklace by using wood beads; the entire necklace will look so natural, rustic and chi

Handmade necklaces ideas are easy to get on the internet and by simply gathering some string and beads together, you can come up with an infinite range of individual accessories. In this tutorial we are going to teach you how to make a necklace using 3 flat-round and 4 tube wooden beads, plus several decorative square glass beads, chips and organza ribbon. 


Things needed to make a necklace:

4mm Square Glass Bead

30mm Wood Bead (Round & Tube)

Chips (not shown)




Organza Ribbon

Flat Nose Pliers

Flat Nose Pliers

Side Cutting Pliers


How to start the handmade necklaces ideas?

Step 1: Prepare the necessary components

1st, take an eyepin and then slide 1 chip bead, 1 tube wood bead and 1 chip bead on. Create a simple loop at the other end. 2 pieces is ok;

2nd, string a round wood bead on an eyepin and loop the other end in same way. You’ll need 3 such pieces;

3rd, attach the 4mm square glass beads onto the headpins. Loop the ends to serve as dangles.

Step 2: Decorate the round wood bead

1st, measure a chain segment along the bottom half of round wood bead;

2nd, cut out the chain part and attach the two links at the end of the chain to the eyepin loops;

3rd, hook on the dangles every 3 links;

4th, do the above actions for another 2 beads.


Step 3: Design the focal beaded part

Open the loops on the tube wood beads and connect the round ones as picture shows.


Step 4: Design the rest of the chain band

Take two strand of 40cm organza ribbon. On the right, thread one ribbon through the final loop. Pull it trough to make the two half ends an equal length. Tie an overhand knot nearby. Slide one tube wood bead and then secure with another overhand knot. Repeat the same steps on the other side.


Then, simply tie the necklace around your neck! 

This handmade necklaces idea is extremely easy and it’s a good opportunity to experiment with your color intensity and color mixing. And later, as your designs improve, you’ll be able to make a necklace, bracelet and earring anytime and anywhere.

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