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River Greens Necklace

About this design:

I love the shimmery leafy tones of the blue green quartz. It reminds me of the lily pads Gable & I canoed through on the Huron River this summer. This shape works so well on the waxed linen with intermittent knots and tiny beads to add flexibility. I chose the dark rust waxed linen, as it picks up on the touches of brown in the stone. The micro pave in hyacinth accents that rusty coloring even further with a great punch of sparkle.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 16" strand barrels 5-12x10mm
  • 10 faceted nuggets 8-10mm
  • 31 metal faceted heishi 3mm or seed beads
  • 36" 7-ply waxed linen
  • 1 micro pave round 10mm
  • 1 s-hook
  • 2 jump rings

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Knot your length of waxed linen 6" from the end. Begin stringing on your beads. Knot the waxed linen every 1-3 beads. This helps with the flexibility of the necklace, allowing it to lay nicely while being worn.
Step 2:
Once you are done stringing and knotting, attach a jump ring at each end using a series of knots.
Step 3:
Your necklace should be able to curl up like this once you are done stringing.

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  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    That’s just amazing-ly beautiful! You have a good eye for picking out complimentary & contrasting elements. :)

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Are you just using regular ole overhand knots on this? And no glue?

  3. Ali
    Ali says:


    @ Janet. Yes, they are just plain old overhand knots using the waxed linen. :-) Using the waxed linen, I haven’t found it necessary to use adhesive in the knots, maybe just the end ones.

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautifully colored stones! Just added some to my cart. Love the rust waxed linen contrast.

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this, the colors are gorgeous :D

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
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  7. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat says:

    This is beautiful, my friends would love to wear this during the fall/winter season. Myself I’d wear it any time. Thanks for sharing.

  8. J Dickens
    J Dickens says:

    I just finished my necklace and I love it. Thank you so much Ali for your inspiration. I am new to beading and have 2 small children so it was great to have a project like this to get me inspired and motivated. I used less barrel beads then you due to supply but I really love the colours – you have fabulous taste. I will upload a pic when I manage to download my photos. Thank you Ali and Lima Beads :)

  9. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    wow, just seeing this lovely knotted blue green quartz necklace, and wish that LB would have a bit more of this lovely gemstone – where does it come from – really like the contrasts of the rust colored linen thread and the blue green quartz together – :) 8)

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