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Fringed Tagua Nut Necklace

Fringed Tagua Nut Necklace
Fringed Tagua Nut Necklace

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Fringed Tagua Nut Necklace
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Fringed Tagua Nut Necklace
Fringed Tagua Nut Necklace
Fringed Tagua Nut Necklace
Clasp Using Tagua Nut

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I had a necklace since the late 90's that was fringed in the front from a collection of shell shards. I have probably worn it every summer since I first made it! So when we got in these Tagua Nuts, I really wanted to make an updated version. 1.5mm leather cord fits through so easily, I just love the easy going vibe the leather adds to the Tagua Nuts. And the center-drilled splinters work great as a toggle bar.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • 3' 1.5mm leather cord
  • 17 Tagua nut top drilled splinters (varying colors)
  • 1 Tagua nut center drilled splinter
  • 15 Tagua nut round 9mm beads (varying colors)
  • 15 Tagua nut round 11-12mm beads (varying colors)
  • 7 Tagua nut large hole rondelle 3x8mm (2 different colors)
  • adhesive like Hypo Cement

TIP: for a lower cost alternative to using the round Tagua Nut beads try using 1' of cable chain no the left and right sides and a hook for a clasp.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step

Step 1

Lay out your beads so that you can have a rough idea where you want everything to go and where the center of your necklace will be. Don't worry about adding in more colors and rearranging after you get started - I did!

See Tip: Simple Knotted Leather Cord Bracelet

Step

Step 2

Take your leather cord and fold over to find the center. Tie an overhand knot just off the center and string on a few beads. Tie another overhand knot to keep them in place. Remember, slide your knot in place, don't pull the opposing ends to tighten, the leather might break.

Step

Step 3

Continue adding beads and adding knots as you want to. I like to have an equal number of knots on each side of the necklace. The knots not only add a nice texture to the design, but they also help the necklace to be more fluid in movement when worn. Remember, slide your knot in place, don't pull the opposing ends to tighten, the leather might break.

Step

Step 4

Once you are at the desired length, finish off each end with a few overhand knots. Take the right side of your necklace and slide on a center-drilled splinter and a large hole rondelle. Knot securely and trim off excess cord. On the left side of your necklace, create an overhand loop knot that the splinter just barely fits through. Make sure the knot is secure. Trim the excess, and add adhesive to all of the finish knots.