This necklace is super easy to make and it is a great beginner project. You’ll want to make more and more because they are really fun. You can wear it as a statement piece or let it double as a teething necklace!
I first made this version of the bead and knot necklace when Cohen was a tiny teething babe. He got his first tooth at four months, talk about unfair! Watching a tiny baby suffer through teething pains is the worst. Anyways, the fabric and wooden beads can double as a teething toy for your babe. Just make sure you use good quality fabric and supervise. The first version has ribbon ties at the end, but I thought it would be fun to make a second version that is all fabric! The ties make a little knot bow.
-10-12 (5/8″ or 3/4″) unvarnished wooden beads
-1 strip of fabric: 68″ by 4 1/2″
(you can just use a fat quarter and sew pieces together to make the long strip)
To make the necklace shorter use more beads, to make it longer use less. I used 11 5/8″ beads in these necklaces.
Sew strips together along the long edge.
You’ll have a long tube.
Tie a knot in the tube 11″ from the sewn edge.
Insert a bead and tie another knot.
Keep adding beads and knots until you reach 11″ from the other edge. Make sure you end with a knot then turn under and sew the other end.
Now here’s to hoping I don’t need these as teething necklaces for a while!