DIY Geometric Beaded Necklace

July 24, 2017

This DIY Geometric Beaded Necklace is minimal and modern made with geometric wooden beads that you can paint in your favorite color combo!

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If you’re a blogger, then you’re familiar with the never-ending list of goals and things to do.  This summer, I’ve definitely created quite a few goals for myself, as a blogger, and Living La Vida Holoka.  What people don’t seem to realize is how much work actually goes into running a blog – especially if you want to make money! It’s so much more than just taking pretty pictures and writing up a post.  I’m sure a lot of us wish it was that easy!

Truth be told, a lot of it is a big pain in the ass.  Websites go down, security issues happen, and sometimes you get a little too curious about code and end up locking yourself out of your own website.  Yeah.  I’ve totally done that!  If you want to be your own dot com, it comes with a price, a lot time, and commitment, too.  That’s why I’m trying to get myself a lot more organized this summer so I can work on my blog more efficiently.

I want to work out some website kinks, brush up on the backend of website development, and update a few of my pages.  But one of my major blogging goals for the summer is to give a few of my older DIY projects a bit of a facelift – or, in this case, a fresh coat of paint!  

During my days as a Darby Designer, this DIY Geometric Beaded Necklace was one of my most popular DIY kits!  When people purchased the kit, they got everything they needed to create their own painted necklace. And I absolutely loved when their shared their necklace creations with me!  

I’m no longer a Darby Designer, but you can still make this easy jewelry project!  I got most of the supplies needed to make this necklace on Amazon. You’ll need geometric wooden beads, acrylic paint in colors of your choosing, small paintbrushes, gold jewelry findings, and pliers.  



  1. Paint your wooden beads.  Use different colors for each bead and allow paint to dry between coats (you may need to use 2-3 coats depending on the paint you use).
  2. Measure chain to your desired length.  
  3. String the painted beads onto the chain.
  4. Then, open a jump ring with pliers and add it to one side of the chain.
  5. Repeat with the other side of the chain.
  6. Before closing the jump rings, attach your clasp to each side.  Close jump rings to secure the clasp.
  7. Make your friends jealous and wear your awesome, new necklace!

I absolutely adore this necklace!  I painted my beads in breezy, summery colors, but it will be fun to wear all year long!  Want to share your necklace creation with me?  Make sure to tag me @lavidaholoka with the hashtag #livinglavidadiy!  What color combo will you paint your necklace?


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  • Reply Doria July 24, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Cute! I wouldn’t have thought to mix wooden beads with a metal chain, but it has such a fun, funky look painted like that <3

    • Reply Jessica July 24, 2017 at 12:14 PM

      This necklace definitely adds a lot of fun, different textures! Thanks so much!

  • Reply kissmytulle July 24, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    I love this! And how easy it is to make!

  • Reply Brooke July 24, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    It’s so pretty! The perfect statement piece. I love the color palette also.. makes me miss the beach even more!

    • Reply Jessica July 24, 2017 at 3:03 PM

      Thanks so much! This necklace definitely has a beachy feel to it. I’m glad I can keep summer around all year long with these colors! 🙂

  • Reply bysarahhalstead July 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    That is so pretty! Sound easy to make.

  • Reply debcb July 24, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    I love this! Totally need to share with my teen!

    • Reply Jessica July 24, 2017 at 5:49 PM

      This would be a great project for a teen! I hope she enjoys it!

  • Reply cosmeticsanctuary July 24, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    I really love this! It’s a little on the funky side, but eye catching and pretty

    • Reply Jessica July 24, 2017 at 6:18 PM

      Thank you! Yes! It’s not too big and bulky, but definitely makes a statement!

  • Reply Chelsea July 24, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    I love this! It’s so fun!

  • Reply geniabeme July 24, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    Such a cute piece! I love the colors!

  • Reply Kendra July 24, 2017 at 11:32 PM

    This is so pretty! That turquoise is my favorite.

    • Reply Jessica July 25, 2017 at 9:22 AM

      It’s a gorgeous color, isn’t it? Thanks so much!

  • Reply Carrie R July 25, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    I have been doing the same- trying to update older, more popular posts with prettier photos. Love this necklace! Seems like such an easy DIY project. 🙂

    • Reply Jessica July 25, 2017 at 9:23 AM

      It’s a lot of work, but so worth it in the end! Good luck with your updates and thanks!

  • Reply Lani // Life Anchored July 25, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    I love the color combo you made!

  • Reply sizzlesue15 August 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    I love these colours! Thanks for sharing your DIY jewellery idea with us at #overthemoon. Have a lovely day.

    • Reply Jessica August 2, 2017 at 11:12 PM

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like this project! 🙂

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