Mother's Day Necklace with Martha Stewart Crafts

I was SO excited to be able to participate in Plaid's Mother's Day campaign featuring Martha Stewart craft projects!! Check out all the wonderful goodies I was sent to craft with!!!

So many great options to choose from!!! I really had a fun time opening this box up :) What really caught my eye was this liquid gilding.  You can paint over any surface - plastic, wood, etc. with it and it will have a beautiful bronze coating. 

I remembered some old ugly wood beads I had from back when wood beads were in...hah. 

I used some of the Martha Stewart paint brushes to paint the old ugly beads with the gilding. 

After two coats they were no longer ugly wood beads, but pretty new beads with a bronze finish!

My mom really likes necklaces in brown/tan colors, so I decided to use these beads to make a necklace for a mother's day gift!

I gathered up some coordinating beads

I decided to make this necklace using links.  I grabbed an eyepin 

And added on some accent beads and my new bronze wood bead. 

I finished off the eyepin using a simple loop

I did the same for a stone bead.

I made a bunch of these links and connected them together by connecting the simple loops

And squeezing shut with needle nose pliers

After I had added all my links I added a toggle clasp on to the end. 

Here's the finished product!

I think my mom's going to love it :) 

PS: If you still need a gift for your mom (or yourself!) I also made another necklace that's in my etsy shop.

So what do you think? I'm in love with this gilding. I can't wait to see what ugly things I can paint with gilding  to give a brand new look to!!

You can buy any of the items in the The Martha Stewart Crafts program in any Michaels in the US or Canada!

 I'll be linking up to these parties:


  1. It's very pretty:) I'm sure you mom will love it, especially since a lot of time and effort was put into it!

  2. Love this necklace and i am sure your mom is going to love it:)
    Glad to be your newest follower over from Southern Lovely!
    Hugs, Jen @ f5

  3. So pretty. It will make the perfect gift.

  4. Hi Rebecca I am sure that she will love it. A quick question for you...What would you do with the bigger of the metal beads that you used (like these ordered the wrong ones. I am debating sending them back....

  5. Hey Shannon! I can't find you email anywhere but would love to try and help out! If you see this shoot me an email at

  6. I love your necklace making ideas, and great gifts for Mother's Day!

  7. Beads will look awesome wrapping your hand as a bracelets. It will be new Fashion bracelets for girls. Bracelets look gorgeous to hand. Try to find the unique one and enrich your collection.