Single-Strand Necklace with Bone Beads, Horn Beads and Silkon® Thread

STEP 1
Using scissors, cut the following lengths of light brown Silkon® thread:
  • Three 36-inch lengths
  • Four 20-inch lengths
  • Four 18-inch lengths
  • Four 16-inch lengths
STEP 2
Using the three strands of 36-inch thread, match the ends. Pass all three strands through the loop on the hook portion of the clasp, about 3 inches down from the end of the strands. Tie all three stands using two overhand knots (so they rest together) to secure the clasp in place.
STEP 3
String onto the three strands of thread one of each of the following:
  • 5x4mm antiqued bone barrel bead
  • 10x8mm horn barrel bead
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x8mm antiqued bone round tube bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 7x5mm red bone heishi
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead
  • 15x11mm antiqued bone carved barrel bead
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead
  • 25x10mm bone brown and white round tube bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x9mm denim blue and white bone round tube bead
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
  • 22x18mm antiqued bone elongated skull bead
  • 5x4mm antiqued bone barrel bead
  • 10x8mm horn drum bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x8mm antiqued bone tube bead
  • 7x5mm red bone heishi
  • 23x9mm antiqued bone twisted rectangle bead
  • 5x4mm antiqued bone barrel bead
  • 15x11mm antiqued bone carved barrel bead
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x9mm denim blue and white bone round tube bead
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead
  • 25x10mm bone round tube bead
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 7x5mm red bone heishi
  • 5x4mm antiqued and black bone barrel bead
  • 10x8mm horn drum bead
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
  • 23x9mm antiqued bone twisted rectangle bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x9mm denim blue and white bone round tube bead
  • 5x4mm antiqued bone barrel bead
  • 22x18mm antiqued bone elongated skull bead
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x8mm antiqued bone tube bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 10x8mm horn drum bead
  • 5x4mm antiqued bone carved barrel bead
  • 15x11mm antiqued bone barrel bead
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x9mm denim blue and white bone round tube bead
  • 7x5mm red bone heishi
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead
  • 25x10mm bone brown and white round tube bead
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x8mm antiqued bone tube bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 15x9mm denim blue and white bone round tube bead
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
STEP 4
Pass all three strands through the loop on the eye portion of the clasp. Tie all three strands using two overhand knots to secure the clasp in place. Cut the remaining threads approximately 3 inches from the end clasp.
STEP 5
Starting on one end of the necklace, separate the stands into the three separate 3-inch strands.
STEP 6
On the first strand string on one of the following components:
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 5x4mm antiqued and black bone barrel bead
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead
  • 5x4mm red and black bone barrel bead
  • 5x4mm white and black bone barrel bead
  • 5x4mm antiqued and black bone barrel bead
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead
STEP 7
After stringing on the last 9x4mm horn rondelle bead make an overhand knot close to the last 5x4mm antiqued bone barrel bead. Make two more overhand knots on the thread to hold the beads in place.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 6 and 7 on each of the five remaining 3-inch tassel strands.

Attaching threads for dangles

STEP 9
Pair up two strands of 18-inch thread and match up the ends. Fold the threads in half and pass them over the main necklace strand, before the first 23x9mm twist bead. Tie a lark's head knot to secure the thread in place.
STEP 10
Repeat Step 9 to attach two strands of 16-inch length thread to the main necklace approximately 1 inch from the first dangle. Continue to add two sets of 20-inch threads, one set of 16-inch threads and one set of 18-inch threads approximately every inch across the center of the necklace.

Dangle one

STEP 11
Separate the first set of 18-inch threads. String on one 23x9mm bone twist bead. Bring the two strands back together and tie an overhand knot to secure the bead in place.
STEP 12
Thread on one 13x10mm brown horn drum bead. Pass the other thread through the center hole in the opposite direction. Bring the two strands back together and tie an overhand knot to secure the bead in place (this creates a figure eight pattern with the thread).
STEP 13
Separate the threads. String on one antiqued 46x14mm bone marquise link through the top hole and then back through the bottom hole in a figure eight. Bring the two strands back together under the bead and tie an overhand knot to secure the bead in place.
STEP 14
Separate the threads. String on one 28mm black and white round bone drop through the top hole and loop the thread though a second time. Bring the two strands back together above the bead and tie two square knots to secure the bead in place.

Dangle two

STEP 15
Continue to separate the strands, string on a bead and create a knot to hold the bead in place.
STEP 16
Using the second set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 15x11mm antiqued bone carved barrel bead using an overhand knot
  • 12x6mm horn and mother-of-pearl rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • Brown 52mm horn claw focal in a figure eight pattern using two square knots

Dangle three

STEP 17
Using the third set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 25x10mm bone brown and white round tube bead using an overhand knot
  • 46x14mm brown bone marquise bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 20mm red bone flat round spiral drop using two square knots

Dangle four

STEP 18
Using the fourth set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 10x8mm barrel horn bead using an overhand knot
  • 15x9mm denim blue and white round tube bead using an overhand knot
  • 18x13mm brown and white resin rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 20mm denim blue bone teardrop focal in a figure eight pattern using two square knots

Dangle five

STEP 19
Using the fifth set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 22mm antiqued elongated skull bone bead using an overhand knot
  • 12x6mm horn and mother of pearl rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 46x14mm natural bone marquise bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 45x32mm burnt mask drop in a figure eight pattern using two square knots

Dangle six

STEP 20
Using the sixth set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 13x10mm brown horn rondelle bead using an overhand knot
  • 15x9mm denim blue and white round tube bead using an overhand knot
  • 15x11mm antiqued bone carved barrel bead using an overhand knot
  • 10x8mm drum horn bead using an overhand knot
  • 44x26mm bone arrowhead drop in a figure eight pattern using two square knots

Dangle seven

STEP 21
Using the seventh set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 28x15mm bone flat oval with red sun bead using an overhand knot
  • 7x5mm red bone heishi bead using an overhand knot
  • 18x14mm resin brown and white carved oval bead using an overhand knot
  • 25x10mm bone round brown and white tube bead using an overhand knot
  • 44x32mm horn yellow thunder bird drop in a figure eight pattern using two square knots

Dangle eight

STEP 22
Using the eighth set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 9x4mm horn rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 46x14mm brown bone marquise bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 30mm bone flat round with black sun drop in a figure eight pattern using two square knots

Dangle nine

STEP 23
Using the ninth set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 12x6mm horn and mother of pearl black rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 23x9mm bone twisted rectangle bead using an overhand knot
  • 15x9mm denim blue and white round tube bead using an overhand knot
  • 20mm red bone flat round spiral drop using two square knots

Dangle ten

STEP 24
Using the tenth set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 22mm antiqued elongated skull bone bead using an overhand knot
  • 13x10mm brown horn drum bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 10x8mm drum horn bead using an overhand knot
  • 26x9mm red flat round drop using two square knots

Dangle eleven

STEP 25
Using the eleventh set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 25x10mm bone round tube bead using an overhand knot
  • 46x14mm brown bone marquise bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 20mm flat round blue bone spiral drop using two square knots

Dangle twelve

STEP 26
Using the twelfth set of threads, string on the following beads and secure using the appropriate knot:
  • 13x10mm brown horn drum bead using an overhand knot
  • 7x5mm red bone heishi bead using an overhand knot
  • 18x13mm brown and white resin rondelle bead in a figure eight pattern using an overhand knot
  • 44x26mm bone arrowhead drop in a figure eight pattern using two square knots

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