I found these simple but cute wooden beads at American Science & Surplus for only $1.50 for a package of 150! Seriously, this place is so cool, and is not only heaven for my science loving son, but for his crafty loving mommy too.
So, I decided I wanted to use the beads to make a fun little necklace. I used some navy ribbon and looped it around each bead.
I used some miscellaneous pieces I had to create the back of the necklace. I tied off the ends of the ribbon onto the small chains, then attached a hair elastic between the chains. The elastic actually worked out really great, because it gives the necklace enough stretch that I can put it over my head, but keeps it short while wearing.
I had a hard time taking a picture of myself wearing the necklace, so here is just the necklace itself. As you can see in the pic, I also added two specialty beads I had. They are a kind of terra cotta color with navy designs, so they blend in really well. It didn't take long to put together and I thought it turned out pretty cute!