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Anyone else out there using waxed linen cord? Must say I really like how strong a knot you get with this material. Love how the color of the inexpensive stringing material can unify the design, as well.
This necklace used about 100 inches cut into 4 equal lengths. Length of the finished piece is 26 inches from the tip of the tassel to the clasp.


Lamp work focal bead, jade ovals, glass, ceramic, stone, brass, waxed linen cord

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    Lee D says:

    Lynda, thanks to your Arm Candy Stack design where you mentioned the makebracelets blog, I started using waxed linen to make braided bracelets, and then anklets and necklaces. I LOVE this cord! It is strong and I like how my braiding doesn’t come loose while working on it.

    I love this necklace too! So cool!! Makes me want to branch out with the linen cord and try knotting. Straight into my faves! :)

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the necklace,I am intimidated by treads and cords however,it always knots for me ;)

  3. Dragon Stars
    Dragon Stars says:

    Just got. Some waxed linen. Looking forward to trying it. Live what you’ve done.

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very very nice. I love the focal,and your other stones go so well with it. You’re really clever with your “off balance” designs.They look like fun,and always come out great!

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this design! Looks casual and fun to wear!

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments. This was a fun necklace to put together. I’ve recently purchased waxed linen in other colors, waxed cotton, 1mm leather cord in some cool colors, and a nylon ply cord. These will keep me busy for quite a while learning about their different strengths and weaknesses in knotted jewelry making.

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Sounds like you’re gonna have alot of fun! I really like the 1mm leather cord…wish LB carried it!

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Oh, I love this! :D

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    Chris P says:

    I’d love to try working with this cord. How do you attach it to the clasp?

  10. Kissy
    Kissy says:

    What “ply” do you use for this design. Love waxed linen.

  11. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I love this design, but I don’t understand why you covered the focal …. ? It’s a beautiful stone

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