Easy DIY geometric beads

H ere is a 60 minute project for those of you who like woodwork but don’t have a lot of time on your hands.

diy geometric beads // minieco

All you need is some cube-shaped wooden beads, sand-paper, paint and a bit of cord to string them onto.

diy geometric beads // minieco

diy geometric beads // minieco

diy geometric beads // minieco

diy geometric beads // minieco

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Some cube shaped wooden beads
+ Sandpaper (fine and medium grade)
+ Acrylic paint
+ Paintbrush
+ Cord

HOW TO
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1. Take your bead. Using a pencil mark the mid-way point on 3 adjoining edges. Join each of the points with a straight line as shown. I also drew a second triangle on the opposite corner of the bead.
2. Sand both corners down. I used a dremel drill but medium grade sandpaper will do the job just as well.
3. Sand all the faces with a fine grade sandpaper.
4. Paint both triangular faces in a pretty colour.
5. String onto some cord.

diy geometric beads // minieco

diy geometric beads // minieco

diy geometric beads // minieco

….if you do manage to find some more spare time you can make your own beads from a chunk of wood (Happy Friday BTW!)

diy geometric beads // minieco

diy geometric beads // minieco

15 thoughts on “Easy DIY geometric beads

  1. fantastic have just made something similar in fimo will try with old wood block toys, that i realised might be too toxic to chew on ( for baby that is) will recycle them. cheers nina

  2. Awesome! And I have a question, is the acrylic paint permanent enough so that it doesn’t need some kind of sealant coating? Thanks!

  3. Hi there I don’t have the Dremmel sander so I used sandpaper and my edges came out rounded. Any advice on how to get the fixed?

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