True Blue Butterfly Necklace
Designer: Claire Humperson
You will need:Blue Braided Leather Cord (TC426)
Beadalon Polysparkle Thread in Gold (TC331)
Gold Shamballa Style Charm Beads (MB389)
Orange and Blue Jump Rings (CM79, CM70)
Magnetic Clasp (F814)
Butterfly Pendant (F641)
Bullet Cord Ends (F744)
Swarovski Elements Flat Backs (AC885)
Fevi Kwik Glue (W271)
Gold Faceted Hematite Beads (EX2646)
Gold Eyepins (F348)
Gold Embossing Powder (SP20)
Step 1 Cut two pieces of leather cord approx. 11 inches long. Cut approx. 1m of polysparkle thread and tie it around the leather cord about 1 inch from one end of the leather.
Step 2 Tie a square knot around the leather. Each complete square knot consists of two halves, one forward and one back. The knots are made around the centre cord.
Step 3 A forward knot is created by making a backwards D shape with the left hand cord, the right hand cord then goes under the cross where the left hand cord touches the centre cord. Pull this through tight. The right hand cord and the left hand cord have now swapped sides. Now create a backward knot by creating a normal D shape with the right hand cord, and then putting the left hand cord through the cross where the right hand cord touches the centre cord. Pull the cord tightly through.
Step 4 You have now completed one knot. Repeat until you have 3 full knots, then add two small closed rings to one of the threads. Tie another square knot and add two small rings to the other thread.
Step 5 Add 5 orange jump rings around the leather cord then continue knotting until you have added another 5 square knots. Tie the two threads together to secure and add a dab of glue. Cut off any excess thread.
Step 6 Repeat this process, creating a second knotted section. Vary the position of the rings to add interest.
Step 7 Create a third knotted section, but this time add a large Shamballa style charm bead in the centre of the knotting.
Step 8 Repeat steps 1-7 to create the other side. Use Fevi Kwik glue to attach bullet end caps to the ends nearest the sparkly beads, and add a magnetic clasp to the other end.
Step 9 Glue crystal flat backs into the butterfly pendant and leave to dry. When dry, mix PVA glue and water and paint on to the tips of the butterfly. Add gold embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.
Step 10 Place 2 gold faceted beads on to eyepins and turn a loop in the other end. Assemble the necklace using orange jump rings to attach the pendant to the beads, and the beads to the bullet cord ends.
If you would like to make this necklace simply click on the pink 'add all products to basket' button below. Your basket should contain a total of 13 items. If you find that you have less than 13 something may be out of stock. Simply call us on 01509 218028 or contact us via email and our customer service team would be more than happy to find you a suitable alternative.
Products used in this project
FEVI KWIK ONE DROP INSTANT GLUE/ADHESIVE 2g Tube
Aluminium Turquoise Chain Maille Rings 20ga 3/32" pk 100
Currently out of stock - due in soon
Copper Tone Butterfly Charm Pendant 48x36mm, Pk 1
Gold Plated 4mm Magnetic Clasp Pack 1
Wow Embossing Powder 15ml Jar Metallic Gold Rich
Beadalon Poly Sparkle Thread 1mm Gold 15m