Handwoven Twig Necklace

I’m still hungover from last month’s Craft Camp. It was a great weekend of crafts with amazing campers, not at all tainted by the storm that came upon Day 2 of the camp. Even if we were holed up indoors, we went on with the program. I closed the camp with a handwoven twig necklace workshop. It was a new workshop I’ve never taught before!

I Try DIY | Handwoven Twig Necklace




I Try DIY | Handwoven Twig Necklace

The woven twig necklaces I taught are inspired by the 90’s friendship bracelet trend. Each participant got to take as much thread as they needed from a DMC thread buffet we prepared. (Thank you, DMC Philippines!) I prepared a mini-zine for the campers to take home as well. I started off by teaching them the different kinds of knots. I mean, really, who knew there were more than 1 kind?!


I Try DIY | Handwoven Twig Necklace


I recommend beginners save the cheat sheet image above! After a bit of practice, we dove right into making the actual woven pendants. For those of you who weren’t able to join us at Craft Camp, I’m sharing the pattern we used here!


I Try DIY | Handwoven Twig Necklace

All done! As long as you’ve mastered the different types of knots, this should just take you about an hour to make. If you’d like to get a more detailed explanation of how to read patterns, you can get a digital download of my Friendship Bracelet mini-zine through the I Try DIY shop.


I Try DIY | Handwoven Twig Necklace

Make sure to tag @mikkomix or @itrydiy on your product photos! I’d love to see what you make. Happy Crafting!


Download the font I used for the zine here!

Philippine residents can grab a friendship bracelet craft kit from the I Try DIY shop. It comes with the friendship bracelet zine, and thread that you can also use to make this handwoven twig necklace.

Get your DMC thread from Amazon here.

November 16, 2015



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    November 19, 2015

    Lovely, I don’t know which one I like more, the necklace colorway, the photo of it or the illustrated guide on how to knot it.

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    Jess @ Make and Do Crew

    November 16, 2015

    This is beautiful! Love the colors! Found you via Craftgawker 🙂

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      November 19, 2015

      Hi Jess! Thank you, and thanks for dropping by. 🙂