Taos Knotted Necklace

PROJECT N836
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
With colors inspired by the American Southwest, this knotted leather cord necklace is easy to make and fun to wear.
Instructions
  1. Begin by opening a 6.5mm jump ring and sliding your Zola Elements charm onto it. Close the jump ring.
  2. Take your one yard of orange leather cord and fold in half so you can find the middle point. Tie a simple overhand knot so it sits right in the middle. Pull tight.
  3. Onto one end of your cord string on 1 seed bead, the jump ring with the Zola Elements charm, and 1 more seed bead. Slide them down so they rest next to knot in the middle. Right after the last seed bead, tie another knot and again pull tight. Always pull your knots tight during this project.
  4. Tie another knot approximately 1/2 - 3/4 inch from the knot your just tied. Please refer to photo and you can also create a larger gap too if you like. Next slide onto your cord: 2 seed beads, 1 spacer bead, and 2 more seed beads. Slide these down so they rest right next to the knot you just tied and then tie another knot after them.
  5. Repeat the previous step on the other side of your necklace.
  6. Now that the beadwork and knotting is done, you can choose how long you want your necklace to be. For around an 18 inch necklace you will measure each side so it is 9 inches long (the clasp and jump rings do add about 1/2 an inch) and then cut your cord. I found it easiest to line up the two sides with the charm in the direct center and then cut the cords at the same time so they are even.
  7. Place onto an end a fancy crimp with loop. Crimp the center section with your chain nose pliers. Open a jump ring and attach it to the loop as well as one half of your magnetic clasp.
  8. Repeat the previous step on the other side of your necklace.
  9. Have fun wearing!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCS-9017 - Czech Glass, Bohemian Aged 2/0 Round Seed Beads, 10 Grams, Etched Blue Turquoise and Amber
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-9822 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 5mm (12)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-3155 - Cord Ends, Fancy Crimp Style with Loop, Fits 1.5mm Cord, 10 Pieces, Gold Tone Brass
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHY-1509 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm, By the Yard, Orange
    Project uses 1 yard. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6807 - Magnetic Clasp, 6x4.5mm, 4 Clasp Sets, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PZE-131 - Zola Elements Charm, Beaded Teardrop 11x22mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold Toned/Orange/Turquoise
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-2069 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Etched 6.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Summer
Ingredients BCS-9017, BMB-9822, FCR-3155, CHY-1509, FJR-3914, FCL-6807, PZE-131, FJR-2069,
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Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 5mm (12)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: BMB-9822
Cord Ends, Fancy Crimp Style with Loop, Fits 1.5mm Cord, 10 Pieces, Gold Tone Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$10.25 / Package | SKU: FCR-3155
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm,  By the Yard, Orange
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: CHY-1509
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
Magnetic Clasp, 6x4.5mm, 4 Clasp Sets, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-6807
Zola Elements Charm, Beaded Teardrop 11x22mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold Toned/Orange/Turquoise
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.45 / Package | SKU: PZE-131
Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Etched 6.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-2069
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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