Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Coral Flower Adjustable Necklace - Free Project

This simple, casual cord necklace is perfect for easy, breezy Summer. It whips up quick with just a few knotted beads and a sliding knot at the back. The adjustable closure is a versatile feature and also makes the project inexpensive to make!

6 coral 8mm large-hole Swarovski pearls
14 gold size 6 seed beads
1 coral 30mm ceramic flower pendant
48" of dark brown 1mm waxed cotton cord


Finished size: adjustable

1: Cut 12" of cord and set aside.
2: Fold the longer cord in half and form a lark's head knot onto the pendant's loop.
3: Use one cord to string 3 seed beads; form an overhand knot. String 1 coral pearl; form an overhand knot. Repeat two more times. Repeat entire step for the other side of the necklace.
4: Use the 12" cord from step 1 to form a sliding adjustable knot. To create this knot, follow the step by step instructions from my previous tutorial found here.

Ceramic flower pendant: Suburban Girl Beads. Cotton cord: Macrame Super Store. Seed beads: Shipwreck Beads. Coral pearls: Fire Mountain Gems.

Erin Siegel is a jewelry designer, beading instructor and co-author of the jewelry book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon and Cords. To find out more, visit her blog, Erin Siegel Jewelry


Yolanda M. said...

Very nice and easy to make Erin, thank you! Those beads are pretty!

Doris Stumpf said...

Lovely! Hugs, Doris

Linda Landig said...

I've got a show coming up in August. Maybe I'll make up some of these because they will be quick to make and I have tons of pendants. Thanks for sharing!

Astrid said...

This is fantastic! I make lampwork pendants and I've needed an inexpensive cord solution, thank you so much for this!