Single-Strand Necklace with Malachite and Tigereye Gemstone Beads

The graduated gem strand necklace is strung on stretchy power cord eliminating the need for a clasp.
STEP 1
Measure the 0.8 power cord around your neck for the desired length, add an additional 6 inches. Begin with stringing a 4mm Swarovski crystal (aurum double AB) and continue stringing as illustrated using the Swarovski crystal beads as spacers after every gemstone bead.
STEP 2
When you have reached your desired length, end with a mother-of-pearl bead, it has the largest hole in which to hide your knot.
STEP 3
Tie the two ends of power cord together in a balloon style knot (imagine you are tying off a balloon). Separate the ends of the cord and tighten the knot.

Image: Up and under, put both ends together ... tie.
STEP 4

Cut the ends of the cord to about 3 inches and thread as much of the cord back through both sides of the necklace. Add a dab of Loctite or similar glue to the knot and tuck it into the 12mm mother-of-pearl bead. Allow it to dry overnight, enjoy!
 

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