Single-Strand Necklace with "Pewter" Pendant, Antiqued Pewter Beads, Seed Beads and Hemp Cord

STEP 1
Using a pair of scissors, cut two 72-inch strands of light brown hemp and two 55-inch strands of green hemp.
STEP 2
Assemble two strands of 72-inch light brown hemp (these will be used as the knotting strands) and two strands of 55-inch green hemp (these will be used as the base strands), arranging the strands with the short strands in between the long strands.

Line up the ends so they are flush then place them through the cord end with the loop to the outside. Place a small amount of glue in the cord end. Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, gently compress the sides of the cord end flat over the four strands to secure in place.

Pin or tape the cord end to your work station to make it easier to form your knots evenly.
STEP 3
Make a square knot using the two outside light brown strands over the two green strands. The basic pattern is:
  • Strand 1 over the base
  • Strand 2 over strand 1
  • Strand 2 under the base
  • Strand 2 through the loop
  • Strand 2 over base
  • Strand 1 over strand 2
  • Strand 1 under the base
  • Strand 1 through the loop
You must alternate starting with strand 1 then strand 2 to get a flat pattern. If you start consistently with the same strand the pattern will twist.

For this project you will want to make loose knots, which will leave more of the green base strands showing.
STEP 4
Make two square knots, then string one teal color-lined seed bead onto the left knotting strand. Make two square knots, then string one iris teal seed bead onto the right knotting strand.
STEP 5
Continue to make two square knots then string one of the following beads on the named strand:
  • Silver-lined jade seed bead to the left knotting strand
  • Antique silver corrugated saucer bead to the right strand
  • Teal color-lined (color-lined) seed bead to the left knotting strand
  • Silver lined jade seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • 5mm pewter round coil bead to the left knotting strand
  • Iris teal seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • Teal color-lined seed bead to the left knotting strand
  • Celtic triangle to the two base strands
  • Teal color-lined seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • Iris teal seed bead to the left knotting strand
  • Antique silver corrugated saucer bead to the right strand
  • 5mm pewter round coil bead to the left knotting strand
  • Teal color-lined seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • Silver lined jade seed bead to the left knotting strand
  • Pewter hand with spiral to the two base strands
  • Iris teal seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • Teal color-lined seed bead to the left knotting strand
  • Antique silver corrugated saucer bead to the right strand
  • Iris teal seed bead to the left knotting strand
  • Silver lined jade seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • 5mm pewter round coil bead to the left knotting strand
  • Teal color-lined seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • Celtic triangle to the two base strands
  • Silver lined jade seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • Antique silver corrugated saucer bead to the right strand
  • Teal color-lined seed bead to the right knotting strand
  • Iris teal seed bead to the left knotting strand
  • 5mm pewter round coil bead to the left knotting strand
STEP 6
String the green pewter pendant onto the two base strands, then fold the base strands over to bring the four base strands together. Bring the two light brown knotting strands together; make a lark's head knot over the four green base strands, then run the two light brown knotting strands through the loop on the pendant. Bring the two brown strands through the loop on the opposite side of the knot. This will bring the strands back together and positioned to start the second side of the necklace.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 5 - 3 backwards to create the second half of the strand in a mirror image of the first half of the strand.
STEP 8
After the last two square knots, trim the ends of the four strands so they are flush then place them through the cord end with the loop to the outside. Place a small amount of glue in the cord end. Using chain-nose pliers, gently fold the cord ends flat over the four strands. Cut the excess length of hemp flush with the edge of the cord end.
STEP 9
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 5mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through the loop on the cord end from one first half of the strand and the loop on one end of one half of the clasp. Close the jumpring. Repeat to attach the other end of the strand to the second half of the clasp.

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