Retired - Indio Lights Choker

PROJECT N7068
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
Like strung lights at a sunset festival, a row of bright orange pom poms lines patterned cotton cord in this summery choker. Learn a new and easy embroidery stitch to make this playful piece!
Instructions
These instructions will make a 13 inch choker. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of flat cotton cord you cut.
  1. Using flush cutters, cut a 12 inch length of patterned flat cotton cord.
  2. Cut a 3 foot length of Nymo thread. Tie an overhand knot at one end and triple-knot it. Thread a size 10 short embroidery needle.
  3. Find the middle 6 inches of your length of cotton cord, and at the beginning of that 6-inch area, sew from back to front through the cord (the outer curve of the cord will form the front of your necklace), so the knot is in the back. Use blanket stitch to stitch 16 pom poms along the 6-inch focal area of the cord, adding a pom pom on every other stitch (you can use orange, or a mix of your favorite color pom poms from the assortment). When you finish stitching on your pom poms, sew through to the back of the cord and tie another triple-knot to secure the thread. Cut off the extra thread with scissors.
  4. Take 1 silver cord end and place a few drops of Super New Glue into the well. Fit one end of the cotton cord into the cord end and hold in place for 30 seconds while the glue bonds. Let the glue dry for several minutes. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
  5. Open a jump ring. Slide it through the loop of one cord end, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  6. Open another jump ring. Slide it through the loop of the other cord end on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring. Enjoy your choker!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4061 - Multi-Colored Cotton Cord, Flat Woven Strands 10x2mm, 3 Feet, Black / Cream Mix
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • POM-0001 - Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Extra-Small 10mm, 5 Grams, Assorted Colors
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8909 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads - Dark Purple 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1059 - Eurotool Super New Glue - Heavy Duty Adhesive - 3 Gram Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-9313 - Antiqued Silver Triangular Cord Ends For Regaliz 10mm Flat Cork Cord - 2 Pack
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5160 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1148 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 23x13mm, 1 Piece, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3028 - Crafter's Collection Long And Short Needle Assortment - Sizes 10 & 12 - 10 Pack
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Summer, Halloween, Boho
Ingredients XCR-4061, POM-0001, XCR-8909, XTL-1059, FCO-9313, FJR-5160, FCL-1148,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Extra-Small 10mm, 5 Grams, Assorted Colors
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Grams.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: POM-0001
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads - Dark Purple 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: XCR-8909
Eurotool Super New Glue - Heavy Duty Adhesive - 3 Gram Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1059
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.92 / Package | SKU: FJR-5160
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.17 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.62 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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