This small tutorial is based on two necklaces I made for my daughter and I while we lived in Hawaii in 2014. We have always turned to natural and handmade gifts but especially around christmas I wanted to create something unique to connect my two year old daughter and I. I came up with these simple necklaces and a plus was that we were able to gather all the supplies locally.
To this day we enjoy wearing them together and they make a great natural addition to any outfit. We get many compliments and questions about them especially when we say that we didn’t buy but made them.
I hope you enjoy them too.
- Hemp or Bamboo String
- different color wooden beads, spools, rings
To keep a smaller environmental footprint check your local craft store for supplies.
I used two different colored hemp strings with a length of 20 inches for children and 25 for adults (if you tie after each bead). I started with this simple technique to keep the wooden ring in a center position. Then placed a small wooden bead, tied, and used the next.
It is truly simple and they last a long time. They make great gifts and if your child is old enough can be done with your child together. Below is an image of my child’s doll with a necklace.
Enjoy, and look for a local workshop to make these with a group of inspiring people soon.
All it takes is supplies, a great group of people and a bit of time.