Thursday, March 24, 2011

Knotted Necklace Tutorial

Here's a quick little project that doesn't take a lot of supplies, tools, or time. Here's what you need: 4 yards of waxed cotton, hemp, or twine, assortment of glass and wood beads, a toggle clasp, and a pendant.
1. Start by cutting four equal strands of cording. Remember all of the knots will shrink the length of the cords so make them long. String them through the hole of the pendant and tie a knot.

2. Start tying small beads onto the cords.

3. After knotting beads onto all of the cords tie a knot with all four cords.

4. It should look like this so far. You will continue to knot the cording with beads until you reach the length of necklace you would like.

5. Slide the four strands through one side of the toggle and tie in a knot. Approximately an inch further down the cording tie the loose cording to the strand. Cut the loose ends. Repeat on the 2nd side of the necklace.


  1. I love the knotted necklace! I am going to get my hands on some cord and make one soon!

  2. Jennifer,
    I LOVE your new pendants. I have been looking for something new to make my mom to celebrate her 70th birthday. Yes, she still loves to get homemade gifts even if it's from her 47 year old daughter! One of your knotted necklaces would be so perfect. Thanks and keep creating!!
    Joan E. Brands

  3. Nice tutorial! I really like the happy colors too. I work in wire mostly, but have been interested in working with cording- you have given me ideas! Thank you.

  4. This is a cool tutorial. I have a bunch of gemstone donuts looking for a cord project! Thanks for sharing. Okay to feature and link in a future blog post?


  5. Pearl,
    Of course you can post a link...thanks

  6. A friend just gave me a huge box of beads but I wire wrap glass. Now I know what I'm going to do with them. Thanks for the great idea!

  7. Just bought white evil eye beads....have black an idea....thanks

  8. Ohh nice lovely nacklace like an angel... thanks for sharing us... And now I am going to buy some christmas gifts for mom

  9. Thanks Jennifer, I was stuck, you have helped me over the road block!
    x Dawn


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