This upcoming weekend is Mother’s Day and as a teacher, who loves the moms in her class, it’s my job to come up with an awesome crafty DIY for my students to make for their moms. Throughout this full week we are going to be busy choosing beads & colourful cord to make a wood bead and knotting cord necklace. My version of this necklace is inspired by two great projects I found online. I originally saw this lacing and wood bead idea at Martha Stewart (Wood and Neon Lanyard Necklace), but made with plastic cording. I’ve been loving working with Chinese knotting cord (TanglesnKnots) since I tried my first Honestly WTF bracelet, so I decided to use the knotting cord. I love the bright, vibrant colours with the neutral, natural wood beads (Woodworks Ltd.).
For instructions to make the macrame cord closure, go to this link at Honestly WTF bracelet DIYs. I use a length of cord about 8 inches long and make the macrame length about 3/4 of an inch. You need a needle with a wide eye to stitch in the ends. I finish with a dab of glue to the macrame and the knots, for added security.