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 Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Polished Hemp Cord 

Double-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Polished Hemp Cord

Necklace

Step 1
Using a pair of scissors cut one 48-inch length of natural hemp cord.
Step 2
Fold the cord back onto itself to create two strands. Using the flower knot template create an Asian flower knot starting approximately 2 inches from the loop end of the cord.
Step 3
Pass the loop end of the hemp through the center hole on a Swarovski crystal 38mm round disc and pass the ends of the hemp through the loop to create a lark's head knot. Pass the working ends of the cord through the loop end behind the flower.
Step 4
String one Swarovski crystal 18mm rondelle onto the two strands. Make an overhand knot using both strands above the 18mm rondelle to hold it in place.
Step 5
Separate the strands. Make an overhand knot on the first strand 1 inch above the last knot. String one Swarovski crystal 12mm rondelle onto the strand. Tie an overhand knot above the crystal to hold it in place.

Repeat to attach four Swarovski crystal 12mm rondelles one inch apart on the first strand then repeat to attach four Swarovski crystal 12mm rondelles to the second strand.
Step 6
Measure 3 inches up the first strand and fold the cord over onto itself. Pass the looped end of cord through a cord end. Place a small amount of glue on the inside of the cord end (optional). Using chain-nose pliers compress the cord end onto the cord.

Repeat to attach a cord end to the second strand.
Step 7
Measure 3-1/2 inches down the tail of the first strand and tie an overhand knot. String one Swarovski crystal 12mm rondelle onto the strand. Tie an overhand knot above the crystal to hold it in place.

Repeat to attach three Swarovski crystal 12mm rondelles one inch apart on the first strand then repeat to attach three Swarovski crystal 12mm rondelles to the second strand.
Step 8
Match the ends of the two strands together and pass the cord through a cord end 1/2 inch from the last knots. Place a small amount of glue on the inside of the cord end (optional). Using chain-nose pliers compress the cord end onto the cord.
Step 9
String one Swarovski crystal 8mm bicone onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to create two 8mm bicone bead drops.
Step 10
String one 8mm bicone onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire to create one 8mm bicone wrapped bead drop.
Step 11
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open a 6.5x5mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the cord end at the center of the strands (attached in Step 8) and the loop on an 8mm bicone bead drop. Close the jumpring.

Open the loop on an 8mm bicone bead drop. Pass it though the loop on the cord end at the center of the strands (attached in Step 8). Close the loop.
Step 12
Open a 6.5x5mm oval jumpring. Pass it through the loop on the cord end on the first strand (attached in Step 6) and the loop on a lobster claw clasp. Close the jumpring.

Repeat to attach a chain of eleven 6.5x5mm oval jumprings and the 8mm bicone wrapped bead drop to the cord end on the second strand (attached in Step 6).

Earrings

Step 1
Using a pair of scissors, cut two 14-inch lengths of natural hemp cord.
Step 2
Using the ball knot template create an Asian ball knot slipping the knot onto an eyepin before tightening the knot. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to create two hemp cord beading links.
Step 3
String one Swarovski crystal 8mm bicone onto an eyepin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a simple loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to create two 8mm bicone beading links.
Step 4
String one Swarovski crystal 12mm rondelle onto a headpin. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire. Repeat to create two 12mm rondelle wrapped bead drops.
Step 5
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers open the loop on an 8mm bicone beading link. Pass it through the loop on an earwire. Close the loop.

Open the opposite loop on the 8mm bicone beading link. Pass it though the loop on a hemp cord beading link. Close the loop.

Open the opposite loop on the hemp cord beading link. Pass it though the loop on a 12mm rondelle wrapped bead drop. Close the loop.
Step 6
Repeat Step 5 to create the second earring.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
  • ''Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Knots Tutorial'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Asian Knot Templates'' illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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