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Knotted Necklace & Bracelet

About this design:

This design was created by one of our amazing order team members, Lindsay! You may remember Lindsay from our anklet challenge as the winner. She does wonderful work knotting malas, necklaces, and bracelets. In these pieces she featured our Hubei magnesite and lepidolite, accenting with knots coral pops of color. The tiger eye focal is the perfect finishing touch!

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Decide on the length of your necklace and cut 2 cords at triple that length measured. Layout you beads in the order you want to string them. Start knotting with the first bead at the front of the necklace, leaving a 6" tail of string. Then work your way around to the other side using simple overhand knots between each bead utilizing both cords. When the knotting is complete between the beads, string your tails of cord from opposing sides through the pendant and secure with knots. Finish by adding a touch of adhesive.
Step 2:
To make the bracelet use the same techniques as the necklace and finish with a toggle clasp. I added a cute TierraCast abalone charm to finish things off on the toggle ring side.

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15-16" strand
$8.95
½ strand (loose)
$4.95

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15-16" strand
$5.95
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½ strand (loose)
$3.40

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful necklace and bracelet! You did a marvelous job on these pieces.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Ditto! The coral cording really plays into part of the design with its contrasting color. Inspiring work Lindsay!

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    Interesting combination! Both pieces are beautiful.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely Lindsay. Colors are great.

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Love the coral pops of colors from the cord…I will have to try some c-lon cord. I love the whole design…it’s very inspiring…thanks for sharing your design Lindsay!!

  6. cpatterson411
    cpatterson411 says:

    Very interesting idea to let the cord be a part of the design. I would love to see more of this concept.

  7. DB
    DB says:

    I love the colors, but am wondering if there is a need to add glue or other adhesive when assembling.

  8. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful! I’ve never considered using knots as a contrasting design element. It’s very clever and effective.

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