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Blue Tides Necklace

About this design:

I wanted to create a summer design using blue tones and the abalone fit the design perfectly. This is a quick and simple design - a great addition to my summer accessories.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need 1 wood and resin 38mm coin, abalone ovals beads, 8/0 seed beads, C-lon .5mm cord, a clasp, 2 crimp tubes and covers.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut three strands of cord, length depends on how long you want this necklace. Feed the strands of cord through the focal hole and tie a knot.
Step 2:
Now create three square knots, then slide the abalone bead onto the middle cord. Both outside strands go around this bead. Create a square knot on the end of the bead. Make sure your knots are nice and tight. Check out the tip below to make a square knot.
Step 3:
Repeat Step 2 twice. Then start braiding the cord and add seed beads on throughout, finish with a knot.
Step 4:
Now you can start another square knot and add two more oval beads and finish by attaching your clasps.

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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  1. JAP
    JAP says:

    Andrea, this is super cute!! How did you finish the ends of the cords when attaching the clasp?

  2. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    I strung the cord through a crimp tube and the clasp end then back down through a crimp tube. I used crimp pliers to crimp the tube. Then I added a crimp cover for a neat finish.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I love the casual beachy look of your necklace. The greens and blues are wonderful together.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    This is wonderful! The open, airy design works so well with the beads & focal theme. Love the floating cobalt seeds & Abalone beads too. Great work!

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