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Coastal Shores

Coastal Shores
Coastal Shores

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Coastal Shores
Coastal Shores
Coastal Shores

Project details:

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The imperfections in the recycled glass paired so nicely with the hand dyed silk string and natural hemp. There was a raw earthiness exposed by using these materials that I immediately started thinking about a coastal vibe for this piece. This is one of those designs that I started working on to be just a single strand and it evolved into this easygoing double.

Project supplies:

The products used in this project are listed below.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

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Step 1

Begin by tying an overhand knot combining both the hemp and silk string. Make sure that you leave a good 3" of tails at the one end for creating a loop closure

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Step 2

To secure your beads in place, first knot your 2 cords together, then string 1-3 beads onto the hemp, finishing off with another overhand knot, using both cords. Make sure not to pull the silk string tighter that the hemp, if anything it should be a touch looser.

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Step 3

Once you are happy with the length of your necklace, create a loop at one end using both cords. At the other end, string a larger glass bead onto both cords to fit through the loop. Secure this bead by knotting approximately 3/4" from the end of the necklace. With the 2 tails following this knot, string on a smaller glass bead and knot in place approximately 1/2" down.

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Step 4

For the inside strand, decide where you want the beaded strand to begin, in my necklace this was 5" down. Once that's decided, begin weaving the remaining long hemp length in and out of the gaps between the silk string and hemp.

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Step 5

When I was done weaving hemp down, I made several overhand knots to strengthen the image of a rope. I made about 1" worth of knots, then strung on approximately 7" of beads. I knotted in between these beads at points where I thought I would help the necklace flow better. To finish, just repeat the 1" of knotting and weave back up your necklace and secure with knots at the closure bead.

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Piece
1-2$1.20
3-5$1.10
6+$1.04