Mother's Day Necklace
For Mother's Day I made my mom a necklace! I love it, and more importantly, so does she! And didn't she find the perfectly matching outfit?!
I got the wooden beads at the craft store and painted them with acrylic paint. I found it easier to paint each bead by putting it on the handle end of a paintbrush (since the are usually tapered it won't slide all the way down the paint brush), and held the paint brush to paint the bead. Does that make sense? I should have taken pictures of that step! After several coats of paint I finished it with two coats of artist's varnish to give it a nice satin finish!
At the craft store I also got some leather cord, clasps, and coil ends. I cut my cord to about 18 inches, glued on the coil ends, attached my clasp and I had a necklace!