Monday, January 16, 2012

How to Make Beaded Beads and a Necklace Too!

Delicate seed beads are threaded around a larger wooden bead to create beaded beads.  They are very easy to make but take a little time.  This is a great project to make while watching a favorite old movie.

 Beaded Bead Necklace

Gather This:
Large wooden bead
Monofilament line
Seed beads
Eye Pin
2 med decorative beads
Flat nosed pliers
Round nosed pliers


1. Tie a long piece of monofilament to the large wood bead by threading it through the center of the bead and around the outer edge. Secure the line with a double knot.

2. Beading the bead: Add a seed beads to the line until you have enough to cover the sides of the wood bead. Wrap the line through the center of the bead and add a second row of seed beads. Keep adding beads and wrapping the line through the center of the bead until you reach the end. Secure the end with knots.

3. Making the necklace: The Center: Thread a decorative bead, the beaded bead and the second decorative bead onto the eye pin. Cut the top off the eye pin and make a loop at both ends with round nosed pliers.

4. Making the necklace: The Chain: Cut a piece of chain that will give you the size necklace that you want. (Keep in mind that the beads will add to the final length of the necklace) Cut this piece of the chain in half and attach each half to each end of the center bead.  Attach a clasp at the end.


  1. What a great idea. Those are so cute!

  2. Love them! Where is a good place to get the wooden beads? Thanks for your help!

    1. Bonney,

      Michaels and Jo-Anns has them in big bags. I have also seen them in the kids craft section! :)

  3. love this idea...going to make some...tfs

    1. Thanks - they are addicting to make.

  4. Halina in Australia8:53 PM

    Thank You Cathie,
    This is a wonderfull tutorial for beading wooden beads.


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