Ondine Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
When fishermen cast their nets out into the sea, they never know what treasures they may capture. This necklace captures the beauty of gemstones and pearls in a knitted focal full of warm and elegant colors. The knitted wire keeps the treasures of the sea and earth in place, just like a fisherman's net. Learn how to make this necklace and show off your own beaded treasure.
Step one: Use the Clover French knitter to create a 4 1/4-inch section of beaded knit. You will be using the head with four pegs and you will be knitting the 5-6mm warm tone potato pearls, the Dakota Stones prehinite 8x10mm tumble nugget beads and the Dakota Stones prehinite 4mm round beads in a random pattern onto beading wire. For help using the French Knitter, please see our Mini Tutorial. Secure the ends of the knitted section so that they do not unravel by weaving the wire through the loops a few times. Make sure to leave extra wire to attach to the chain.
Step two: Cut a 2-foot length of the 6.8mm antique brass double-link cable chain. Attach one end of the chain to the end of the knitted section using a 14k/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube and a 3mm gold-filled crimp cover. For help using crimp tubes, please see our How to Use a Crimp Tool Handy Tip. For help with crimp covers, take a look at our Crimp Cover Handy Tip.
Step three: Repeat step two for the other end of the chain and knitted section. Your necklace is now complete.