Retired - Garnet Ombre Necklace

PROJECT N7069
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Graduated garnet rondelles in honeyed earth tones lend warmth to this delicate, knotted necklace. Finished with a burgundy tassel, this piece is great for layering.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 30 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the number of knotted gemstone beads in the necklace.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to do pearl knotting using tweezers.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, unwrap your Griffin silk from the card and find the end of the cord without the attached needle. Make an overhand knot, and triple knot it.
  3. As shown in the video, slide the hole of 1 clamshell knot cover onto the needle tip of your thread and slide it down to your knot so the clamshell cups the knot. Place a dab of Hypo Cement on the knot. Trim off the thread tail with thread snips. Gently close the knot cover with pliers.
  4. Make one overhand knot using tweezers to secure the clamshell cover in place.
  5. Next, please watch our video on how to do pearl and gemstone knotting with spaces between the beads. Knot 1 gold bead. Then begin knotting your garnet beads in the graduated color pattern they come in on the strand, leaving about 1/4 inch of space between each of your beads. Knot 2 segments of graduated garnets (from light to dark), then 2 gold beads. Then string the jump ring of 1 tassel. Then knot 2 more gold beads, and 2 more segments of graduated garnets (from dark to light). Then knot 1 more gold bead.
  6. When your knotting is done, create a knot after the last bead and then string on another clamshell knot cover so the clamshell is facing away from the last knot. Make an overhand knot close to the clamshell cup to secure the knot cover, and then triple knot it. Place a dab of Hypo Cement on the knot. Trim off the thread tail with thread snips. Then close the knot cover with pliers.
  7. Slide the open hook attached to one clamshell knot cover through 1 jump ring. Use your pliers to close the hook. Repeat on the other side of your necklace with another jump ring.
  8. Open the jump ring on one side of the necklace. Slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPGA-202 - Hessonite Garnet Gemstone Beads, Faceted Rondelles 2x3mm, 13 Inch Strand, Brown
    Project uses 76 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9217 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Carnelian
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5061 - 22K Gold Plated 2.5mm Round Metal Beads (100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2370 - Clamshell Knot Covers, With 3.5mm Cups, 50 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PTS-107 - Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, Dark Raspberry Red
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2509 - Beautiful Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5465 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-4001 - Beadsmith Bent Fine Point Tweezers For Bead And Pearl Knotting
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Delicate, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients SPGA-202, XCR-9217, BMB-5061, FCR-2370, XTL-1001, PTS-107, FCL-2509, FJR-5465,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 2 Carnelian
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-9217
22K Gold Plated 2.5mm Round Metal Beads (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: BMB-5061
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, Dark Raspberry Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$9.39 / Package | SKU: PTS-107
Lobster Clasps, Curved 9.5mm, 10 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$6.45 / Package | SKU: FCL-2509
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: FJR-5465
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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