14 August 2012

dipped beads

Last week, I wanted to make a little necklace that I could wear with my "First Day of School" outfit.  I decided to create a wooden bead necklace with the dipped paint effect that is all the rage these days :)
Here is how it went:

*  I chose colors that went with my outfit and poured a tiny amount of paint on my paint palette.

*  I used washi tape to cover one side of each of my wooden beads (Note:  painters tape would definitely work better for this but I used what I had on hand).

*  Paint two beads per color.  I had 2 white beads, 2 salmon beads, 2 mustard beads, and 2 grey beads when I was finished.  I also put out some tape (in a roll sticky side out) so that I could stick the taped side of the bead to the table without it messing up the paint.

*  After the paint dries, peel off your tape and Voila!
Beautifully, dipped beads, that you can string with anything!

As you can see, the washi tape didn't work as well as painter's tape would have but I am not bothered by it.  I love this necklace so much and can not wait to rock it at school this year.



  1. Aha awesome project! are you going to varnish in case of sweating and paint coming off?

    cant wait to see it on!


    1. Great idea!! I didn't even think of adding a varnish since it was acrylic paint but maybe I should :)

  2. This is a brilliant idea. I'm going to have to try it!

  3. Super cute! Can't wait to see the whole outfit.


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