Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Adjustable Leather Knot Necklace Tutorial

I shared this project on my blog recently and thought the ABS readers would love it too. I've been wearing the ones I made almost every day.  They are perfect for those hot days when you don't want to wear anything heavy or have metal sticking to you!

Blooms & Birds set from Humblebeads
Ceramic round bead from Firefly Designs
Pewter nest from Green Girl Studios
36" 1mm leather cord from Primitive Earth Beads

Use any round beads for the project, just make sure the holes are at least 1mm.

1. Find the center of the cord. 2.5" from the center tie a knot, add the bird bead, tie a knot, add a bead, tie knot. Repeat adding a bead and tying a knot for the remaining 6 beads.
2. Adjustable knots: overlap the two ends of the cord with about 6" of cord on each side of the necklace. Create a loop with one end of the cord, leaving a 2-3" tail. Wrap the end of the cord around both strands of leather and around the loop, keep wrapping the cord around all three cords two more times. Slide the end of the cord into the loop and pull tightly. 

This is a budget friendly version with a raven and round art bead from Humblebeads and wood, ceramic, bone and metal beads from the arts & crafts store. 

Here is a video tutorial so you can see how to make the adjustable knots on this necklace.

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