Fabric and Wood Bead necklaces

I’ve been totally inspired by all the wood jewelry I’ve been seeing. I bought an awesome wood bead necklace from Old Navy last week (and btw, when did Old Navy start selling awesome jewelry??) and was inspired to create some original new accessories of my own using wood craft beads and fabric!

I started off by getting a great variety of Knit fabrics. Think Jersey and cotton Tshirt fabric.  Fabrics that have a stretch and when cut don’t fray!

These craft beads are perfect. They are sold in a variety pack and come in a variety of stains and sizes and are sealed and shiny!

For this first version I used my rotary cutter and cut 3 long (the width of my fabric) 1 inch strips of fabric.

I used a metal skewer to help guide the fabric through the beads. In between each bead I tied a knot.  I then braided and knotted the ends and secured the ends with Ribbon Clasps.


This version is made by using a  5 inch wide strip of fabric. I strung and beads and knotted in between. Then I added a second row ob beads and tied the two together with a knot.


This last version is a 3 inch wide strip of fabric and beads.

These are simple and fast to create and are a great way to mix in fun fall colors into your wardrobe.






  1. 1

    Those are so cute! I know what I’ll be doing today. Perfect for Christmas gifts!

  2. 2

    Super cute and I know my daughter would love to help me make some!

  3. 3

    Awesome! They look very retro!

  4. 4

    Love you work! Thanks for sharing.


  5. 5

    These are soooo cute and fun! I think I might just be making some today!

  6. 6

    These are great. Where did you find the metal ribbon clasps? I’ve looked at places like Joann and Michaels, but no luck. Did you get them online? Same for the beads? Thanks for so many great, inspiring posts!

  7. 9

    These are all fabulous, just as all of your projects are!

  8. 10

    I love these necklaces! I’m glad someone asked where to get those beads..I’ll have to check next time I’m at Joann’s. Thanks for the tutorial!

  9. 11

    Great project! I can’t wait to start making some~

  10. 12

    Becca, I found them!! The beads are great for the price (with coupon!) and a very careful inspection led to me finding the clasps. They were with the Blue Moon stuff (I hadn’t look there before). Yay!

  11. 13

    I made these out of Marshall University and WVU fabric. They are really cute!!

  12. 14

    Adorable! Just might have to make this as roommate Christmas presents!

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