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!

 Materials
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

Tools
scissors
ruler


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.

Resources:
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

4 comments:

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!