Double-Strand Necklace with Clay Beads, Seed Beads and Waxed Cotton Cord

STEP 1
Cut a strand of royal blue Nymo® thread, 45 inches in length. Thread on a needle and double the thread. Thread on four aqua seed beads then string the thread back through the first two seed beads. Continue using the ladder stitch until there are 8 rows of two beads each. String the thread through the first two beads to create a loop. Tie two overhand knots using the tail of the original strand and the end strand and trim the thread. Place a small amount of glue on the knot for added security. Repeat to create two opaque turquoise seed bead rings.
STEP 2
Using the scissors, cut one 19-1/2 inch length and one 27-inch length of green waxed cotton cord.
STEP 3
Match up one end of each of the cords. Pass the ends of the two lengths 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.
STEP 4
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers, open a 4mm jumpring. Pass the open ring through a loop on one end of the clasp and the loop on the cord end. Close the jumpring.
STEP 5
Using both strands of cord, tie an overhand knot 4 inches from the cord end.
STEP 6
Separate the strands. String one oval turquoise clay bead onto the short strand.

Using both strands of cord, tie a square knot under the bead to hold the bead in place.

Bring the strands together. String onto both strands of cord one 8mm fancy jumpring, three 10mm fancy jumprings, and one 8mm fancy jumpring.
STEP 7
Separate the strands. String one round green clay bead onto the short strand.

Using both strands of cord, tie a square knot under the bead to hold the bead in place.

Bring the strands together. String onto both strands of cord one 8mm fancy jumpring, three 10mm fancy jumprings, and one 8mm fancy jumpring.
STEP 8
Separate the strands. String one round orange clay bead and one 5mm round silver plated bead onto the short strand.

Using both strands of cord, tie a square knot under the bead to hold the bead in place.

Bring the strands together. String onto both strands of cord one 10mm fancy jumpring, one opaque turquoise seed bead ring, and one 10mm fancy jumpring.
STEP 9
Separate the strands. String one round green clay bead onto the short strand.

Using both strands of cord, tie a square knot under the bead to hold the bead in place.

Bring the strands together. String onto both strands of cord one 8mm fancy jumpring, three 10mm fancy jumprings, and one 8mm fancy jumpring.
STEP 10
Separate the strands. String one round blue clay bead onto the short strand.

Using both strands of cord, tie a square knot under the bead to hold the bead in place.

Bring the strands together. String onto both strands of cord one 8mm fancy jumpring, three 10mm fancy jumprings, and one 8mm fancy jumpring.
STEP 11
Separate the strands. String one round green clay bead and one 5mm round silver plated bead onto the short strand.

Using both strands of cord, tie a square knot under the bead to hold the bead in place.

Bring the strands together. String onto both strands of cord one 10mm fancy jumpring, one opaque turquoise seed bead ring, and one 10mm fancy jumpring.
STEP 12
Separate the strands. String one round orange clay bead onto the short strand.

Using both strands of cord, tie a square knot under the bead to hold the bead in place.

Bring the strands together. String onto both strands of cord one 8mm fancy jumpring, three 10mm fancy jumprings, and one 8mm fancy jumpring.
STEP 13
Separate the strands. String one round green clay bead onto the short strand.

Using both strands of cord, tie a square knot under the bead to hold the bead in place.

Bring the strands together. String onto both strands of cord one 8mm fancy jumpring, three 10mm fancy jumprings, and one 8mm fancy jumpring.
STEP 14
Separate the strands. String one oval turquoise clay bead onto the short strand.
STEP 15
Using both strands of cord, tie an overhand knot behind the last bead to hold it in place.
STEP 16
Using scissors, cut the cords 4 inches from the last knot.
STEP 17
Repeat Step 3 to attach the cords to the cord end.
STEP 18
Repeat Step 4 to attach the cord end to the clasp using a 4mm jumpring.

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