Floating Knotted Silk Necklace with Swarovski Pearls and Fine Rocks Tube Beads
designed byCheri Carlson
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!
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.
Unravel your spool of Griffin silk bead cord No. 7 in Grey and stretch to get any kinks out. Add one of your reamed pearls and slide it all the way down to the end of the cord. Add the loop of one half of the 8mm silver-plated round magnetic clasp and bring your cord back through the pearl. Pull the cord all the way through for a snug fit. Knot the tail of the cord up next to the pearl. Trim and add glue if desired for extra security. Add a pearl without a reamed hole to the thread and make a knot at the end of this pearl.
String the following pattern of beads onto your cord:
One Swarovski 8mm Light Amethyst and Crystal Paradise Shine Fine Rocks Tube Bead with stainless steel ending
Repeat this pattern 8 times.
Set the yoke of your Beadalon tin cup knotter tool to create the desired length between each segment in your necklace. Our beaded segments are about 2 ¼ inches apart. To begin, knot the next pearl close up to the first pearl you knotted in place, without using the yoke.
Next, use the yoke of the knotter to make another knot spaced out from your last knot. Add your first bead segment: A pearl, a Fine Rocks Tube bead, and a pearl. Make another knot after the beads without using the yoke. Repeat until all of your bead segments are knotted in place.
Use the yoke of your knotter to create a knot spaced out from the last bead segment. Slide a pearl up against the knot. Do not make another knot on the other side of the pearl
Add your other reamed pearl to the cord, followed by the other half of the clasp. Bring the cord back through the pearl and tie a knot between the the two pearls at the end of the necklace so that the pearls are next to each other, with the knot in between. Trim and add glue if desired.
List of Components Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 7 (0.75mm) Grey (GSILK7GR, qty 1) Swarovski 5950 8mm Light Amethyst and Crystal Paradise Shine Fine Rocks Tube Bead with Stainless Steel Ending (5950-LAMCPS8S, qty 9) Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Iridescent Purple (5810-IRP4, qty 22) 8mm Silver-Plated Round Magnetic Clasp (CLASP-0564, qty 1)
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