Chalky Finish Beaded Necklace

Chalky Finish Beaded Necklace

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 8th 2014

Can I tell you how much I adore DecoArt's new Chalky Finish Paint?  This fabulous new paint was recently chosen as one of the Hot 20 Innovative Craft Products by the Crafts and Hobby Association and I just couldn't agree more.  I made a beautiful beaded necklace with the Chalky Finish Paint and I am in love with it.  It was incredibly easy to make and it is a stunning statement piece of jewelry without the hefty price tag.

Let's learn how to make a Chalky Finish Paint Beaded Necklace...

Items Needed:

  • Paint Brush
  • Unfinished Wooden Beads
  • Silver Beaded Chain Necklace
  • Flower Pin (optional)


The process is quite simple.  You will begin by painting the unfinished wooden beads with the paint.  I love that you don't have to prime the wood... the paint adheres extremely well. For the best coverage, I held each bead between two fingers and painted them.  I let them dry and then made sure to paint over any bare spots.  I was able to use only one coat of paint for the beads and it dried in no time.

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Now it is time to make the necklace.  This was a quite simple task.  I put the beads on the chain until it covered about three quarters of the necklace and made sure to close the clasp.

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To finish it off, I pinned the flower off to the right of the necklace.  All done... so easy, but so elegant!

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