Friday, March 10, 2017

Nursing Necklace DIY

I love when there is an occasion for making baby things and I am able to get out of my routine crochet projects / plans, so today I am going to show you how to make an easy nursing necklace. This could also be a wonderful gift for a small girl. Or maybe a big one. If she is quirky like me :)

This time I made it with just wooden beads, but next time, I am going to show you another nursing necklace but with crochet accents.

To make this necklace you need beads in three colors - red, blue and beige (plain wooden ones).
Wooden:1 ring, 2 big cylindrical ribbed beads  and 2 small ones, 2 discs beads and 3 ribbed round beads
In red: 4 oval beads, 3 round polka dot beads
In blue: 3 round beads
Crochet yarn.

Or this doesn't matter - just pick whatever suits your fancy.

 First work on the design. Take a picture or draw it by hand so you know what comes first and what next.

Cut about 1.50 of yarn and double it. Put it under the ring and pull it through the loop to tighten it around the ring.

Using a  tapestry needle, bead the composition you designed. When you come to the last bead, make a knot. Take a hook and insert it below the knot, yarn it over and start chaining. Chain to almost the end. Work the other side.

When both sides are finished tie the yarn as before at the center of the ring, bead the three beads. Tie a big knot and insert the needle through the last one again up to the first one where you'll cut it as close as you can to the opening of that first bead. As easy as cake, you must agree.

The merrier the colors, the varied the shapes, the more beautiful and eye catching the necklace.



Alhana said...

Last year I had to make a present for a newborn and thought of making a nursing necklace but I didn't know how to make it nor which materials were suitable and which ones weren't. I'll take note of your tutorial for future gifts! Thanks for sharing. :-)

myrica said...

So cute the necklace are, very nice, and the Sarah Kay card you show, i love Sarah Kay thing, I have small staty in plaster of Sarah Kay´s dolls, they are so sweet.
I wish you a sunny day

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Alhana! The next one I plan to make is going to be from plain wood and 100%cotton, suitable for teething babies. This one is just an attention grabber so babies are focused on it while being fed. For these necklaces bright colors are recommended to stimulate cognitive processes. But Iam not sure if the beads are colored with organic colors, hence they are only a tactile toy.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Myrica. So glad there are so many of us touched by the spirit of Sarah :)

Divya N said...

Great idea Maya. In India we have traditional bangles and beads made of neem, Vasumbhu (Acorus calamus) that are a part of nursing. It is help to aid the baby digestion powers and make it stronger

Kim said...

This quirky, much older gal wouldn't mind this pretty necklace hanging around her neck! It is so sweet, Maya. Excellent tutorial...thank you. LOVE this post. LOVE the gorgeous photos!

The Charm of Home said...

What a great idea! I have never heard of one and I could have used it! Such a great craft idea or present! I will feature this tomorrow at Home Sweet Home!

Maya Kuzman said...

Hahaha... knew it would catch your eye Kim!

Maya Kuzman said...

That is so sweet of you Sherry! Thank you so much!

Stephanie Abbott said...

That is just the sweetest necklace. Pinning this. I'd love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go.Opens Wednesday nights around 10pm.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Stephanie!

Stephanie Abbott said...

Hello! Wanted to let you know that I am featuring this at the To Grandmas House We Go Link Party tomorrow. :)