Mother-daughter jewelry made with birthstones by month and alphabet beads make it easy to string a personalized Mother Daughter Necklace Set. Or, make a mother-daughter bracelet set instead of necklaces using this step by step jewelry making tutorial. A mother and daughter necklace set is a unique handmade gift that kids, teens, and adults can make for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or Christmas.
Personalized necklace and bracelet sets aren’t just for grandma or mom, and her daughters or grandchildren. Personalized jewelry sets can also be made for multiple children, siblings, teammates, and BFF’s.
These easy necklaces and bracelets don’t even have to be made into a specific set. You can make personalized jewelry for every member of the family if you like. DIY name necklaces make a great gift idea for Christmas or a birthday.
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How to Make a Mother and Daughter Necklace Set
Learn how to make mother daughter necklace or bracelet set with the step jewelry making tutorial below. Necklaces and bracelets like these also make a lovely personalized friendship gift idea for BFF’s, siblings and other family members and friends.
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Mother-Daughter Necklace Jewelry Making Materials
- Monofilament bead cord OR Flexible beading wire OR Stretch cord
- Crimp pliers AND Crimp beads OR Bent nose jewelry pliers AND Clamshell knot covers Clamshell knot covers
- Barrel clasps OR lobster clasps and jump rings OR toggle Clasps, ETC.
- Wire nippers OR craft scissors
- Beadboard (optional)
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Bead Options for Mother and Daughter Necklace or Bracelet
If you are assisting a child that has never strung beads before, 10mm round gemstone beads may be a better size, and, would still look good with the alphabet beads. These multi-colored lava-rock gemstone beads come in multiple sizes including 8mm and 10mm as another option.
You can also use pony beads, colored wooden beads or unfinished wooden beads. Unfinished wooden beads can be colored or dyed to make them any color you wish, and come in sizes from 4mm to 30mm. The larger sizes make it easy for beginning jewelry makers to string a simple chunky mother and necklace or bracelet set.
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Personalized Mother-Daughter Birthstone Necklace or Bracelet Set
For an extra special touch, use birthstones to make a personalized mother-daughter necklace or bracelet set!
Gemstones that are associated with each month are called birthstones. A birthstone is, therefore, a gemstone that represents the month that a person was born. There is at least one birthstone associated with each month of the year.
If you would like to design mother-daughter birthstone jewelry, we have listed each gemstone by month for you to choose from below.
Gemstones or Birthstones by Month of the Year
- January – Garnet
- February – Amethyst
- March – Aquamarine or Bloodstone
- April – Diamond (Can substitute Rock Crystal)
- May – Emerald
- June – Pearl, Alexandrite & Moonstone
- July – Ruby & Carnelian
- August – Peridot
- September – Sapphire
- October – Opal & Tourmaline
- November – Topaz & Citrine
- December – Turquoise, Tanzanite & Zircon
Alphabet Beads for Matching Mom and Daughter Jewelry
Round Plastic Alphabet Bead Options:
- Multicolor on white (These are the alphabet beads that we used.)
- Black on white
- White on black
- Black on silver
- Black on gold
Square Plastic Alphabet Bead Options:
Ceramic, Wood and Sterling Silver Alphabet Bead Options
- Wooden alphabet beads (These are 10mm beads and are a tad bigger than most. Perfect for little hands)
- Ceramic alphabet beads
- Sterling silver alphabet cube beads)
Heart Bead Options for Mom Daughter Necklace
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DIY Mother-Daughter Necklace or Bracelet Step by Step Tutorial
Step 1 – Start Mother-Daughter Necklace or Bracelet
In order to make DIY mother-daughter jewelry, you will need to start with our handy dandy tutorial that shares how to start and finish beaded necklaces 3 ways; infinity, clam-shell knot covers, and crimp beads.
Click on the link to decide on the technique that you would like to use to make personalized mother-daughter necklaces.
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Step 2 – String Beads onto Mother-Daughter Necklace or Bracelet
To learn how to make mother-daughter jewelry check out the following tutorials:
Step 3 – Finish Mother and Daughter Necklace or Bracelet
Finish your mother-daughter jewelry using the same jewelry technique that you started your necklaces with. You can find the tutorials in 3-ways to start and finish a beaded necklace or bracelet.
Mother-Daughter Necklace Set Gift Idea
DIY Mother-Daughter necklaces make a beautiful homemade jewelry gift set perfect for Mother’s day, Christmas or her birthday.
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More Homemade Jewelry Set Ideas for Mother and Daughter
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- Fingerprint Flower Necklace and Keychain Charms
- Wooden Bead Bracelet
- Painted Wooden Spool Necklace
- Fingerprint Art Necklaces
- Thumbprint Heart Necklaces
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