Beading / Jewelry

Single and Double-Strand Necklaces

By  Mary Ayres 

size: adult

  • Single and Double-Strand Necklaces

Materials

  • SINGLE-STRAND NECKLACE:
  • Grey or White Elements Hemp Jewelry Cord*, 44” length
  • Earth Elements Polished Beads Value Pack*, 61 assorted medium
  • DOUBLE-STRAND NECKLACE:
  • Grey or White Elements Hemp Jewelry Cord*, 60” length
  • Elements Smooth Nugget Beads*, assorted sizes: Montana Blues: Luster, 13; Transparent, three; Earth Luster, 11
  • Elements Spacer Beads, eight assorted each: Montana Blues; Earth

Tools

  • Crafter’s Pick Incredibly Tacky glue (API)
  • *Products by The Beadery
  • Single-Strand Necklace
  • 1. Fold one cord end over 3". Knot cord 1" from folded end to make loop that hooks over bead for closure. Trim short cord end 3/4" from knot. Dab cord ends with glue and then twist into points to make beading easier; let dry.
  • 2. Beginning with smaller beads with large holes, randomly string beads onto cord for 28" or desired length. Thread short cord end near knot through first few beads to secure. End with smaller beads.
  • 3. Knot cord at end of last bead. Knot cord again 3/4" from previous knot. String large bead onto cord; double-knot cord on top of bead. Trim cord 1/2" from knot. (Note: A 28" necklace may be hung as one strand or wrapped twice around neck; actual number of beads used will depend upon size and length of finished necklace.)
  • Double-Strand Necklace
  • 1. Fold cord in half. Knot cord 1" from folded end to make loop that hooks over bead for closure. Knot cord pieces together 1" from first knot. Dab cord ends with glue and then twist into points to make beading easier; let dry.
  • 2. String Earth beads onto one cord end as follows: four spacer; two small nugget; seven large nugget; two small nugget; four spacer. (Note: Place spacer beads at end in reverse order to spacer beads at beginning for symmetry.)
  • 3. String Montana Blue beads onto second cord end as follows: four spacer; one small transparent nugget; two small luster nugget; nine large luster nugget; two small luster nugget; one small transparent nugget; four spacer, noting symmetry as in Step 2.
  • 4. Knot cord pieces together at ends of spacer beads. Knot cord pieces again 1" from previous knot. String large transparent nugget bead onto one cord end; knot cord pieces together on top of bead. Trim cord 1/2" from knot.