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.