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Kids Lapis Donut and Carnelian Bead Necklace

Kids Lapis Donut and Carnelian Bead Necklace

We've created new jewellery making kits for kids! Jewellery making is a great activity to do with your children during the summer holiday months or as a weekend activity. Click here to see all of the projects.

This necklace is a perfect project for children as an introduction to jewellery making. It simply involves threading and knotting and no tools are needed.

As this project is aimed at children, we advise parental supervision and guidance at all times and when the item is worn. 


1. Fold the leather thonging in half and push the folded end through the top of the gemstone donut, then thread the ends through so the donut hangs from the middle of the cord.

2. Thread the carnelian bead through the top of the cords to sit on top of the gemstone donut.

3. To finish the necklace we have used a simplified sliding knot. To create the knot overlap the 2 ends of cord by approximately 15cm. With the end of one piece, simply knot it once onto the other piece of cord. Repeat for the other side. As an alternative,  you can simply tie a knot at the end of the cords to finish the necklace.

Watch our tutorial with more kids jewellery making projects below


Make the design your own by using your favourite supplies.

Shop gemstone donuts

Shop beading thread


How to create a sliding knot

4 ways to use gemstone donuts

The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.

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Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Donuts, Approx 20mm

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Total price: £5.95

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Carnelian 9.5mm Round Large Hole Beads

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Total price: £1.55