Get your creative juices flowing
by: Pam Kearns
Bohemian - or "Boho" styled jewellery is appearing in the magazines for Spring styles. I remember when they came out in the70s as "peasant" styles. Either way, the look is casual and fun.
This necklace is knotted using a variety of colour-related beads. As some of the beads have larger holes, I added the size 8/0 seed beads at the knots so the beads didn't slip over the knots. The Roller beads have quite large holes and didn't line up well so I added size 8/0 beads inside the holes of the roller beads.
The bead caps also needed filling so I used size 6/0 beads inside them to help keep them lined up. Of course, you can use any colour beads on the inside as they won't be seen.
The knotting is done the same as you would between pearls (Rae Huggins frequently has pearl knotting classes). I used an awl to help line up the knots.
To finish, I tied the C-lon cord using a surgeon's knot (right over left and under; left over right and under and under again). I added a lentil to each string near the knot - next time though I would make the string longer - just for fun!
Finished length is about 31 inches.
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