Retired - The Watchful Owl Necklace

PROJECT N2019
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Clay River makes wonderful ceramic pendants made of Terracotta clay. This blue Art deco owl stands out in this macrame hemp necklace.
Instructions
This finished necklace measures about 15". To adjust the length of your necklace, simply change the length of square knotting at the beginning and end of your necklace as desired.
  1. To learn how to make the square knots in this macrame necklace, please watch our video How to make Macrame square knots.
  2. Open the jump ring and close it around the owl pendant. Set aside.
  3. For this necklace you will need two pieces of hemp cord; one 22' and one 6'. It is better to be safe than sorry with these lengths because if you run out there is no adding more.
  4. Line up the centers of your two pieces of hemp and fold them in half so you have two sides 11' and two sides 3'.
  5. Leaving about an inch at the top for the wooden bead to fit through, tie an overhand knot at the top of the folded pieces. You will be forming the loop that will complete the clasp.
  6. Place the knot in the macrame board, as demonstrated in our video: How to use The BeadSmith Macrame Board.
  7. Make sure that you begin your square knots right up at the overhand knot you just made in the hemp cord.
  8. Make square knots for 3".
  9. Now begin adding the orange cube beads. Thread one bead on to the two center cords of hemp. Make a square knot around the bead. Add another bead and repeat. You will keep going until you have added twelve beads.
  10. After the 12th knot, make 1/2 a square knot. Take the owl pendant with the jump ring and slide it onto one of the outside cords of hemp. Finish the other half of the square knot.
  11. Continue with the square knots and the orange beads for another 12 beads.
  12. Make square knots for 3".
  13. Thread all four cords through the wooden bead and make an overhand knot right after the bead. Trim the ends of the hem, leaving 1/2 inch of cord.
  14. To close the necklace, slip the wooden bead through the loop you made on the other side.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BWC-2122 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2044 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 5mm Glazed Puff Square Spacer, 12 Pieces, Tangerine
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-3511 - Beadsmith Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm / 197 Feet (60 Meters)
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-0158 - Round Wood Beads Pale Natural Beige 8mm - 500 Beads
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5210 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 10mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-6116 - BeadSmith Large Macrame Board For Braiding 14x10 Inches
Additional Information
Ingredients BWC-2122, BWC-2044, XCR-3511, BWD-0158, FJR-5210,

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.
Beadsmith Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm / 197 Feet (60 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-3511
Round Wood Beads Pale Natural Beige 8mm - 500 Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 500 Pieces.
$8.89 / Package | SKU: BWD-0158
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 10mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5210
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
BeadSmith Large Macrame Board For Braiding 14x10 Inches

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