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Saki Tangled Nature Pendant Necklace

About this design:

When I saw the pendant links from Liz at Saki Silver, I was excited. There are so many possiblities for what you can string or dangle inside of one of these. I chose a combination of 2 colors of Irish waxed linen to knot and string with beads.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Saki Silver pendant link
  • various beads and drops for the pendant
  • 7x 8" lengths of Irish waxed linen
  • 2' & 1' length Irish waxed linen for wrapping around the leather cord
  • 3' stitched suede round leather cord 2.5mm
  • slide bead

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Gather your materials that you've chosen for your design.
Step 2:
Cut seven 8" lengths of Irish waxed linen. Double over the waxed linen and knot onto the inner loop of the your pendant.
Step 3:
Knot the Irish waxed linen and string on various beads. I recommend laying your piece flat, as it will keep you from having a piece of Irish waxed linen be too long.
Step 4:
String the leather through top loop and secure using a 2' length of Irish waxed linen. Create an overhand knot with the Irish waxed linen around the leather cord. Wrap the Irish waxed linen around the the leather in opposing directions for about 8mm.
Step 5:
Once you have wrapped the Irish waxed linen around both cords, split the cords and knot the Irish waxed linen in-between. Take one tail of Irish waxed linen and wrap around one side of the leather cord, repeating this for the other side.
Step 6:
String the ends of leather cord through the slide or large hole tube in opposing directions. Once you decide how long you want your necklace to be able to adjust to, tie a couple overhand knots at the ends of each cord and trim the excess.
Step 7:
Check out your completed design!

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    First thing that popped into my head was ooh-la-la. :) Not sure why as this isn’t French but it is totally fantastic!! You always have such fresh takes on how to use pieces! Love this, Ali!!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design with endless possibilities! :)

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    You never cease too amaze me Ali. The way you can work leather into just about anything is fantastic. Another awesome design!

  4. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Ali, you never cease to amaze me! THANKS so much for the creativity and inspiration. Yep… That FAB Saki pendant is in my bag. I think I’m going to play with greens in the Irish linen and blues and teals in the beads. Wish me luck!

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love it!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Love it Ali. You always come up with the coolest designs and use materials/components in such a refreshing way.

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks so much for showing us how to use those pendants!

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love this pendant!! Thanks, Ali, for the inspiration!

  9. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone! I think this piece is going to be easy to transition into the fall.

  10. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  11. CJK Designs
    CJK Designs says:

    Love this!

  12. Sharonpearl
    Sharonpearl says:

    I’m making one for my Grandaughter – and one for ME. THANKS FOR A GREAT TUTORIAL (as always).

  13. Gaea C
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  14. hendersonlc
    hendersonlc says:

    I have this same pendant and am having a hard time figuring out what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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