Rit Dye Wooden Bead Necklace

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by Michele Peters, Rit

Rit Dye Wooden Bead Necklace

Quickly create funky, colorful accessories to freshen up your spring wardrobe with some wooden beads and dye. By dyeing in a mason jar, you can save the dye bath to dye more items later as the dye will keep indefinitely in an airtight container.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the dye.
  • 2
    Pour very hot water into a mason jar. Pour 1/4 bottle of Aquamarine into the mason jar. Stir. (Tip: adding a drop or two of dishwashing liquid to the dye bath helps to better distribute the dye).
  • 3
    If desired, repeat with different dye colors. You will need a separate Mason Jar for each individual color of dye used.
  • 4
    Place clean wooden beads, spools and/or wheels into dye bath (be sure the items being used do not have any coating or finish).
  • 5
    Let beads sit in the dye bath for 20-30 minutes.
  • 6
    Rinse thoroughly with water and dishwashing liquid. Let dry for approximately 1-1/2 hours.
  • 7
    String the beads onto your cord in whatever order you want! Trim excess cord.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Supplies

  • Rit 8 oz. Liquid Dye Aquamarine 104795554
  • Rit 8 oz. Liquid Dye in Your Choice of Colors (optional - see step 3)
  • Ball Mason Jar Quart Smooth 104179536 (you will need a separate Mason Jar for each color of dye desired)
  • Unfinished Wood Pieces (such as Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Round Bead 3/4 inch 27 pc. 1041397865 or Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Toy Wheel 3/4 inch 12 pc. 104139757 or Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Spool 3/4 inch 5 pc. 104139737)
  • Beadalon SUPPLEMAX 0.010 inch x 164 feet Monofilament Illusion Cord 104737493
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Paper Towels
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Scissors