How a necklace is made

We start by finding a nice piece of wood and deciding what the finished necklace will look like. In this case, a bent stick will be used to create a unique off centre shape with a small pendent created from a larger section of wood.

Step 1

Cut the stick to the right length and sand down the back so that there is a smooth surface to work on.

Step 2

Use a 1mm drill, a 3mm drill and a 6mm router bit to drill out the enclosures required to secure the cord to the finished piece.

Do this three times. Two for the necklace cords and one to secure the pendent.

Step 3

Moving on to the pendent, we select the piece of wood to be used and cut a 1cm slice from the end using a band saw.

Step 4

Again with the Band saw, trim the pendent to shape before using sand paper to finish off.

Step 5

Repeat the process of drilling out an enclosure  to secure the pendent to the necklace before giving it a final sanding with fine sandpaper to finish off before painting with a water based varnish.

Step 6

Once the varnish dries, all that remains is to assemble the necklace. Once assembled, it’s ready to wear.