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Ondine Necklace

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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.
Approximate Size: 28 1/2 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Soft Flex Trios - Extreme (SF19-TRI10)
Clover French Knitter (TOOL-0174)
List of Components:
6.8mm Antique Brass Double-Link Cable Chain (BTF-0303, qty 2)
Dakota Stones Prehinite 8x10mm Tumble Nugget Bead Strand (R0499, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Prehinite 4mm Round Bead Strand (R0488, qty 1)
5-6mm Warm Tone Potato Pearl Mix Strand (P-WMIX1, qty 1)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Dakota Stones Prehinite 8mm Round Bead Strand (R0490)
Dakota Stones Prehinite 6mm Round Bead Strand (R0489)
5.5-6mm Warm Tones Mix Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand (P-WMIX4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

6.8mm Antique Brass Double-Link Cable Chain
6.8mm Antique Brass Double-Link Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0303
Link 7mm, Hole Size 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.27$4.77$4.27
Qty>
Dakota Stones Prehinite 8x10mm Tumble Nugget Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Prehinite 8x10mm Tumble Nugget Bead Strand
Code: R0499
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 10-15mm, Width 8-9mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.27$9.27
Qty>
Dakota Stones Prehinite 4mm Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Prehinite 4mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0488
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm 
1-34-78+
$7.15$6.45$5.65
Qty>
5-6mm Warm Tone Potato Pearl Mix Strand
5-6mm Warm Tone Potato Pearl Mix Strand
Code: P-WMIX1
16 inch strand, 5-6mm beads 
1-23-56+
$20.99$18.99$16.99
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18$0.16$0.14
Qty>
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code: GF-CCOV01
3mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>

Alternate Components

Dakota Stones Prehinite 8mm Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Prehinite 8mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0490
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm 
1-23-56+
$9.27$8.27$7.47
Qty>
Dakota Stones Prehinite 6mm Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Prehinite 6mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0489
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm 
1-34-78+
$8.25$7.45$6.65
Qty>
5.5-6mm Warm Tones Mix Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
5.5-6mm Warm Tones Mix Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-WMIX4
16 inch strand, Length 7-8mm, Width 5.5-6mm 
1-34-78+
$9.49$8.59$7.79
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Soft Flex Trios - Extreme
Soft Flex Trios - Extreme
Code: SF19-TRI10
Diameter .019 inch, Length 10 ft 3 Pack 
1-23-56+
$27.99$24.99$22.99
Qty>
French Knitter by Clover
French Knitter by Clover
Code: TOOL-0174
Price: $14.97
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