Single-Strand Necklace with Glass Crow Beads and Silver-Plated Concho
-- Designer --
Marlynn McNutt, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, silver-plated brass, 9x7mm round crow
- Bead, glass, opaque turquoise blue, 9x7mm crow
- Cord, imitation silk, medium brown, 1mm
- Slide, Silver-plated, 39mm round, concho
- Glues and adhesives
Cut 4 cords 45 inches long for starter cords and 4 cords, 45 inches long for side cords.
||Lay 2 starter cords side by side. Make a threading tab at each end with scotch tape by taping both ends together. Repeat with other two starter cords.
||Fold each 45-inch length in half and join with a square knot, and tighten.
||Fold one side cord in half, tape a threading tab at the end. Repeat with other side cords.
||On the right two starter cords 1-1/2 inches from joining square knot, fasten a side cord with a lark's head knot. Lark's head second side cord to other two starter cords on right side. You now have eight cords down the right side of the necklace. Repeat on the left side.
||Thread the four starter cords on the right side through first bead. Bring side cords outside first bead and through the second bead, push beads tight. Your starter cords will always be threaded through your odd number beads and the side cords will be threaded through the even number beads, with the outside threads alternating. Continue for 32 beads in the pattern.
Repeat from start of pattern on the left side of necklace. Tighten all cords by pushing beads up and holding the outside cords of each bead in place around the bead. When they are even in pattern and tight on each side, glue last bead in place.
Slide concho on all cords. Thread eight beads in pattern on each cord that is taped together. The cords will be uneven.
Tie a knot at the end of each cord, repeat at the same length on all the remaining cords. Check by holding the necklace at the first knot made.
Cut excess cord below knot and put a touch of glue on it. Put a little glue on each bead at the knot and you're done. Enjoy!
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