Don’t laugh at me – but who remembers when I did My Aqua Valentine? The year was 2012, and I decided that all of my Valentine’s Day projects were going to be shades of blue instead of the standard red and pink. Yeah, so this necklace is leftover from that series of projects. I could never find the finished project photos I did. Then I found them! I’ve always wanted to make something with wood beads, so was my chance to make a fun, chunky necklace. The thing is, I still like it two years later, so that’s a good sign, right? You don’t have to add the stencil like I did . . . it can be an ombre necklace all on its own. I’ll leave that up to you. Here’s how I made this necklace.
Gather These Supplies
- Round wood beads – 7
- Mod Podge Satin
- FolkArt acrylic paint – Teal, Wicker White
- Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive Stencils – Holiday Icons II
- Satin cord, cream
- Small stencil brush
- Optional – wood sticks/skewers to hold your beads
Start adding white to your piles. Add a little to the first pile, more to the second pile and even more to the third pile. I first focused on the second pile o’ paint and make sure that it was a little lighter than the Teal. Note that you don’t have to do it the same way I did it, but this is what worked for me, I liked to mix my colors all at once so that I could see what I was working with (also the paint dries slowly so I was okay).