DIY: Square Necklace

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If anyone is familiar with Hobby Lobby, it’s the best place to go for craft supplies and materials, well in Austin anyway. This place is huge and its hard to not spend hours on top of hours finding new and exciting things. I for one have just been introduced to the wood section. My last DIY I used these plain wood rectangles to create a shoe clip. They have tons of shapes, numbers, letters etc…. all in unfinished wood. So today I’m bringing you my square necklace thanks to my new-found aisle . I promise it will be my last well, maybe not my last wood based DIY but for a while anyway. Check out the tutorial below.

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Things You Need:

  • Sponge brush
  • Pliers
  • 7 Wood squares
  • 2 large jump rings
  • Clasp
  • Paint. You need paint in two shades of the same color.
  • Triple thick (check your local craft store)
  • Chain

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First use a sharpie or pen to mark where your holes should go.

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Next drill your holes.

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Paint your squares on all sides. You want to paint 3 in the lighter shade and 4 in the darker color.

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Let your paint dry completely then apply a thin coat of the triple thick.  Coat one side at time letting each side dry before painting the other. It only takes a little so be sure not to over coat. This will seal your paint and give it a nice gloss.

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Once your gloss is completely dry grab your chain and start weaving it through your holes. Start with the darker color first.

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Weave it up through one hole then down the other side.

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After the darker color weave the lighter color square. Continue to rotate colors until all squares are used.

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Even the squares on your chain. Make sure you have equal amounts of chain of both sides. Add your clasp and jump ring to your chain.

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Finished!

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