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Knots Knots Knots

About this design:

I've had these porcelain beads for a long time. I didn't know what to do with them until I ran across a Create and Learn technique here on Lima Beads for the snake knot. Since it was my first attempt using the knot I kept the designs simple. I started off with just a single knot between beads. I had a few beads leftover so I made another bracelet using multiple knots between beads. Although I don't care for the name of the knot (not a snake fan) I like the knot. It's a lot of fun.


5x7mm Wildflower Mix large hole porcelain beads (LB), 1mm Chinese knotting cord, and buttons.

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I love this! It’s just so cute!

  2. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Spring and Summer are on the way, and I can see this being perfect with a sun dress. Kind of simple Bohemian. Nice.

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    MH says:

    Very cool design!

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    Fresh Baked says:

    I love it when a simple stringing material becomes an important part of the design. The knots really set off these beautiful beads!

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    What fun and beautiful bracelets. The porcelain beads are so pretty and look great with the buttons. I think the multiple knotted one is my favorite. Nice work.

  6. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Your work has a very refined look. I like the multi-knotted one best.

  7. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    These are so nice, Kye. You are a very neat & consistent knotter. Great job!

  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Beautifyl Kye! Very ooohhh … aaahhhh indeed.

    I’ve used the “snake” (also not a fan of the name) knot myself whenever I’ve made Malas. It’s a fun knot, and goes quickly once you get the hang of it.

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  9. kye
    kye says:

    Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback on my work. :) I’m waiting on an order of leather from LB. I want to try this knot with leather cord.

  10. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks for showing your beautiful work with this knot CAS. What stringing material did you use?

  11. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Kye beautiful knots! I like both pieces with the knot. Like you the name gives me the Heebie Jeebies.

  12. CAS
    CAS says:

    Hi Kye! I used the C-Lon 0.5mm cord.

  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Perfect! I love the mix of colors against the brown cording! The snake knot is a great knot to master. I also learned how to do it from Lima’s site. I even tried two different colored cords–it was a cool effect. Love the sunburst button on the first bracelet. Very nice work Kye! :)

  14. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Fantastic knotted and ceramic bracelet with a fitting clasp. Its gorgeous. The varied colors is all the design needed along with the perfect clasp.

  15. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    My fave beads at the moment, and such stylish knots! Have to find that tutorial! :-)
    The clasp looks so effortless, you’re a pro — mine tend to be a bit botched ever so often…

  16. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks again! :)

  17. kye
    kye says:

    Monica it’s so good to hear from you! Hope you post your creations. I’d love to see them.

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