I love the TierraCast Love Knot Spacers. They are so versatile. Here I used them as spacer beads and as an embellishment at the end of my ribbons.
The fascinating colors found in the Dakota Stones gemstone beads at the center of this design are perfectly complemented by vibrant silk ribbon and coppery findings. Cynthia used the beads from a graduated collar set to create this necklace and the Snoqualmie and Clear Creek designs, as well. As Cynthia shows, these gemstone sets go a long way in making your style stand out.
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately ten inches long. Slide a 2x2mm copper crimp tube onto the wire, followed by a TierraCast solid copper open round jump ring. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Use a 3mm antique copper crimp cover to hide the crimp.
Add three Czech glass 6x9mm dark blue and green mixed with copper finish faceted roundels to the jewelry wire, followed by three TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter medium love knot spacers. Then, add a bead from the Dakota Stones blue impression jasper and bronzite graduated collar set, and a love knot spacer. Repeat four times, then finish the strand with three love knot spacers and three Czech glass beads. Slide a crimp tube onto the strand, followed by a jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide the crimp with a crimp cover.
Cut a length of hand-dyed lady sings the blues dark and light blue silk ribbon with dark blue edges in half.
Add a JBB 2mm antique copper-plated pewter plain crimp end cap with loop to one end of one half and crimp the end cap shut around the end of the ribbon using chain nose pliers. For extra security, add some adhesive. Attach it to the jump ring on one end of the beaded strand.
Knot the ribbon toward the end of the length. Add three love knot spacers to the ribbon and then knot after the spacers to keep them in place. Trim the end of your ribbon if necessary. Repeat steps four and five for the other side of the necklace using the other half of ribbon.
List of Components: Dakota Stones Blue Impression Jasper and Bronzite Graduated Collar (PEND-1217, qty 1) Czech Glass 6 x 9mm Dark Blue and Green Mixed with Copper Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-2040, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Medium Love Knot Spacer (CA-5769, qty 16) JBB 2mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Plain Crimp End Cap with Loop (PCA-CREND004, qty 2) Hand-Dyed Lady Sings the Blues Dark and Light Blue Silk Ribbon with Dark Blue Edges (SILK0017, qty 1) 2x2mm Copper Crimp Tube (FIND-1061, qty 2) 3mm Antique Copper Crimp Cover (FIND-1064, qty 2) TierraCast Solid Copper Open Round Jump Ring (CP-0020, qty 2)
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