Learn how to make 'True Blue' Butterfly Necklace, as featured in Creative Beads and Jewellery magazi | beadsdirect.co.uk

True Blue Butterfly Necklace

Products used in project:

True Blue Butterfly Necklace

Items (3)
Fevi Kwik One Drop Instant Adhesive/Glue 2g Tube
Out of stock
Gold Plated Iron Eyepins 26mm (1 inch) Pk100
Out of stock
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Information about project:

True Blue Butterfly Necklace

Difficulty: Expert


This design is now in our inspirations archive. As this design was created some time ago we sadly no longer stock all the products to create our design, but can still be useful for inspiration.

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.