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Butterfly Garden Necklace

About this design:

These Czech Glass daggers are perfect for creating a simple focal element. For this design, I made a bead link with the daggers, and slid it onto a piece of silk string. I love the simplicity of the design, and this color combo is one of my favorites!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Silk String
  • Czech Glass Daggers
  • 11/0 Seed Beads
  • Gold 26 Gauge Wire
  • Gold Large Hole Beads
  • Super Glue
  • Crimp Cord Ends
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Jump Ring

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Make a bead link with the wire, the daggers, & the seed beads. Slide on 10 daggers, with a seed bead in between each dagger. Slide the link onto a piece of silk string (any length you choose). I placed a couple small drops of glue on the ribbon (where it lays above the bead link) to keep it in place.
Step 2:
Tie a double knot in the silk string & slide on a large hole gold bead. Tie another double knot above the bead to hold it in place. Repeat however many times you'd like.
Step 3:
Finish by sliding the ends of the ribbon into a crimp cord end, clamping down with pliers, and applying a small drop of glue.

Buy Products from this Design

Amethyst Silk String 2mm
42" length: $2.20

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  1. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:


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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely, innovative design Elaina. Love the colors.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I like how you created the focal with the czech dagggers. Sometimes they can be a challenge to incorporate into designs.

  4. Artemesia
    Artemesia says:

    Love the beautiful and unusual shape of the beads combined with silk ribbon! Great idea!

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