With its lightweight wood beads and color-blocked accents, Kate Spade’s Rosewood Dot Necklace is a fun piece for spring – and an even better DIY project.
You will need:
- 13 wood beads (I opted for smaller beads than the original version.)
- 14 gold beads
- flexible beading wire
- length of chain
- nail polish to lacquer half of 6 beads
- 2 crimping beads
- crimp tool
Choose your lacquer color to paint the beads. I used Revlon’s “Minted” polish.
Wrap tape around the beads so you get a clean line. I taped each one to a toothpick, then poked the painted beads into a cardboard box to let them dry undisturbed.
If all went well, you should be able to peel off the tape gently to reveal a straight line. Use a little bit of nail polish remover to get rid of any smudges.
String the beads in the following order: unpainted, gold, painted, gold, and so on.
Attach the beaded strand to the chain, add a clasp, and you’re done!