In my previous post, LINK, I shared my mis-adventure when I sliced the top of my knuckle off with the edge of the belt sander. Ouch.

So, that posting was more of a ‘how NOT to’ than a ‘how to’…..

Luckily, my finger is growing back 🙂 and I have finished the chunky 3 bead necklace….

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I left the beads to soak in a bowl of vegetable oil for a few days. Because grandbaby is going to be chewing them, I don’t want to use anything that could be dangerous to him on the beads.

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And, that is why I am using organic cotton to spool knit the cords that hold the beads together.  (Lion Brand Organic cotton).

I spool knitted 2 short cords and stitched them into the spaces between 2 of the beads, and one long one for the neck cord.

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NOTE: The neck cord NEVER goes around the baby’s neck!!!

It goes around the neck of his grown ups, or is looped through the tie of the sling , so he can retrieve it when he drops it.

He only has access to it when he is being held and supervised, and not when he’s sitting in the car seat.

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The big holes are great for chubby little fingers to hold onto…..

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And those big beads are just so satisfying for a little guy to gum away on! (Well… to bite with his TWO new teeth!!!)

He absolutely loves the necklaces, and so do we.



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14 responses to “Handmade-chunky-bead-teething-necklace-part-2

  1. Alice

    The necklace is beautiful. I just love the ideas that you come up with.


  2. Charlotte

    Love this!! What a cool idea!


  3. Aleksa

    What a creative and loving gift! That is one lucky baby, and a gorgeous photograph of the little fat hand grasping the bead.


  4. Carolee

    Looks like a much loved gift. Is soaking in the veg oil to seal the wood? it really brings out the color in the wood, but in the photo theres no sign of oil at all.


  5. Those wood beads turned out seriously gorgeous!


  6. I just can’t believe he is already such a big boy! It’s a great idea, and I am sure he loves it!


  7. Hi June
    Yes, he is indeed a big boy! 6 months old already, and is a tall one! Off the height chart already….
    and such a charmer…. melt!!! 🙂


  8. Thanks so much, Alice
    🙂 Noreen


  9. Hi Carolee
    Thank you so much.
    Yes, the vegetable oil gives it a nice non toxic finish. The beads don’t look or feel at all oily after they dry. It gives them a lustrous finish and feel. Very nice!


  10. Thanks so much, Charlotte! I am enjoying making them!


  11. The beads are really beautiful. They just say, “Pick me up and rub me.” Or in this case, “Chew me”.


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  13. Thanks so much, Eileen 🙂
    They really are fun to make and to wear… and the best part is that our wee boy likes them so much!


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