African Christmas Bead Necklace

African Christmas Bead Necklace

Don't let the name fool you. African Christmas beads are appropriate for all seasons! This African Christmas Bead Necklace is a fun project for all bead fanatics. Because there are so many options when it comes to color and style, these DIY necklaces would make great handmade gifts. Wire detailing sets off the varied colors and shapes of the beads, lending some excitement to a color-neutral outfit. With the help of this tutorial, you can learn how to make a bead necklace that transforms outfits from blah to bold.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeGlass

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeNecklace


Even though this necklace can be worn all year, if the name puts you in the Christmas spirit, don't fret, we've got some great beading projects for you in this collection of 16 Free Beading Patterns for Christmas Jewelry!

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I love all of those colors. Wire wrapping is not a technique that I am strong in, but this project looks like it only uses basic techniques so I think that I could handle this one. The photo tutorial showing step by step how it is done is also very helpful. Great project for gifting.


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