wood and copper necklace

Sometimes the simplest materials can make a huge impact!  Take, for example, these necklaces by Mandy over at See Kate Sew.  Combining unfinished wooden beads with copper tubing from the plumbing department, the unrefined materials give a surprisingly sophisticated result.  Be sure to check out all of her variations on this design as well – there are lots of ways to string the beads and tubing together to create a bunch of different looks.  Which one is most your style?  [how to make wood and copper necklaces]

Project estimate:

  • Wooden beads, on hand or $1 and up
  • Paint, on hand
  • Copper tubing, about $2
  • Copper tube cutter, on hand or about $5 and up
  • Cord, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  about $2 and up