I am always looking for interesting beads to use with my Really Cool Jewelry for Men line. I recently came across some little hollow bamboo rods that are about an inch long and one-eighth inch in diameter. The ends are charred black. Interesting little beads, indeed! I decided I wanted to make a simple necklace with them.
While most mens beaded necklaces are assembled using relatively large beads, at least 6mm in diameter, this necklace uses just 3mm beads and the bamboo rods. I made this necklace with size 8 Czech glass beads, the bamboo stick beads and some 3mm sterling rounds to give the necklace some sparkle. This skinny necklace can be worn alone, with another necklace, or one can slip on a pendant. You can find this necklace for purchase in my ArtFire store. Click here Bamboo Necklace.