Wooden beads are making a comeback right now and their simplicity makes them so versatile!
While chunky wooden beads are being used everywhere in home decor, I thought I’d try my hand at making a beaded sunglasses strap.
And I’m happy to report that this DIY is so simple! It will only take a few minutes but leaves you with a bespoke fashion accessory!
For this project I actually ordered the beads and sunglasses loop connectors online for very cheap. Thank goodness for the internet. When you can’t find exactly what you need for a project locally (or don’t know where to look), eBay & Amazon comes through!
The wooden beads I used were 4-5mm in size, and I’ve linked where you can find some of these supplies online below.
You Will Need:
Sunglasses loop connector
Jewellery crimps & small pliers
Start by threading your wooden beads onto your jewellery thread. I didn’t actually measure how long my strap was, but just made it how long I wanted it to be.
Once you have enough beads threaded on, leave an inch or so of thread at each end to finish it off. Add a crimp to the thread and loop the thread itself back into the crimp, before squashing it with pliers to create a loop.
Do the same to the other end of your beads and then add the loop connectors onto each end.
Put the beaded sunglasses strap onto your glasses and you’re done!
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hI I was wondering would this work on a buxos trees well?
Hi Philip! Let me know exactly what you’re referring to and I’ll do my best to help 🙂