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Purple Geode

Floating Knotted Silk Necklace with Swarovski Pearls and Fine Rocks Tube Beads
designed by Cheri Carlson
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size30 Inches

The Swarovski Fine Rocks Tube beads in this knotted necklace remind me of the glittering surface of amethyst geodes. They are so eye-catching!

  • Purple Geode


Code: ABT-20200130-02

Knotting is a technique traditionally used with pearls, but it can make a beautiful statement when used with other types of beads. Cheri added in small Swarovski pearls in this necklace to echo traditional styles, but also added in Swarovski Fine Rocks Tube beads for a more contemporary, sparkling look. She used the Beadalon tin cup knotter tool to perfectly space out each beaded segment in her silk. You can see her make this necklace and see other knotted designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Bead Reamer
Code TOOL-110
Knotting Tweezers
Code TOOL-112