Seychelles DIY Knotted Necklace

Featuring dyed stone rounds from the Bead Gallery®  

Seychelles Knotted Necklace 

Designed by Molly Schaller
featuring Bead Gallery® beads from the Halcraft Collection

Materials:
1 Bead Gallery® gold tone leaf pendant
 81 Bead Gallery® 10mm dyed stone rounds 
 5 Bead Gallery® 8mm gold plated rounds
 8 Bead Gallery® 6mm gold plated Bali-style spacers
 1 Bead Gallery® 6mm gold tone metal lantern bead
 80” white waxed linen thread

Tools:
wire nippers
knotting tool

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Time: 2-3 hours

Tip: When choosing the metal accent beads for your necklace, choose a size that is within 2mm of the main bead that you’re using.

Instructions:
1. Set aside the metal lantern bead for now. Make an overhand knot 3" from the end of the linen cord.
2. String half of the beads, randomly adding the metal accent beads as you go.
3. Pass the cord through the final bead for the first half of the necklace and then through the loop of the pendant. Pass back through the bead you just strung. 
4. Slide the first strung bead up to the knot in step 1. Make an overhand knot and use the knotting tool to slide the knot right up next to the bead. Slide the knot off the tool next to the bead. 
4. Slide the next bead up the cord. Repeat with the knotting tool.
5. Repeat step 4 until you’ve made your way to the pendant. Slide the pendant toward the bead, knot the cord that passes back through the bead.
6. String the remainder of the beads (and metal accent beads). Knot the rest of the necklace.
7. After the entire necklace is knotted, make an overhand knot holding both cords as one.
8. Slide the reserved metal lantern bead onto both tails and make another overhand knot holding both of the cords as one. Trim the cords and make a knot in the end of each one.  

Enjoy! 

Molly Schaller loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!