Faux Stones Necklace

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Faux Stones Necklace

Transform spun cotton balls into faux stone beads with Tsukineko All-Purpose ink and make a necklace. Alter it to your colour preferences by combining different colour beads available in store.

Paint the spun cotton balls with the Tropical Lagoon colour. Let them dry well.

Piece the spun cotton balls side to side.

Cut two 25cm long pieces of the clear jewellery thread and tie a jump ring to one side of each.

Start threading beads having a tube bead, a rocaille bead, a round bead, a rocaille bead, a tube bead and sequin in this order. The sequin’s curved side will be used a bead cap, followed by a spun cotton ball or a large pearl bead.

Repeat the order backwards to continue after a large bead is used and finish with a jump ring again at the end. The total length for the necklace here is about 20cm long each side.

Paint a wooden ring with the gold paint.

Tie a tassel on the wooden ring and pass jump rings to secure the previous made bead strings. Finish by adding chain and clasps to the desired length of the necklace.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 20mm Pearl Beads 10pcs - Aqua BG12
  • Buddly Crafts 3mmx5mmx0.8mm Fine Jewellery Chain 3m - Gold
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics 4-6mm Metal Jump Rings 400pcs - Antique Gold 34719024
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic Paint 59ml 2oz - 24k Gold
  • Gutermann 10cm Tassels with Bead 3pcs - Turquoise
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Jewellery Clasps Findings Set 62pcs #0297
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Pliers - Round Nose
  • Knorr Prandell Beads & Sequins Assortment - Gold
  • Knorr Prandell Beech Wood Rings 5pcs - 55mm
  • Knorr Prandell Hole Piercing Tool #397
  • Knorr Prandell Spun Cotton Balls - 20mm x 35pcs #202
  • Le Suh Perlon Jewellery Thread 50m - Ø 0.5mm
  • Tsukineko All-Purpose Ink 15ml - 20 Tropical Lagoon

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.