Sioux Falls Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Inspiration for designs can come in many ways. Our designer Cheri started by creating the beautiful pendant in this necklace with ImpressArt bezel effects paints. The beautiful colors and unique pattern of the paint inspired her choices for the rest of the necklace. Learn how to make this necklace and see where your inspiration will come from!
Step one: Fill the Nunn Design silver-plated pewter grande rectangle pendant with ImpressArt bezel effects Fantasy Prisme paint in eggshell white, English red and pearl green. See how easy it is to use these paints in this video. Allow the paint to dry and then finish with resin. For help using resin, please see our How to Use Ice Resin Handy Tip. Allow the resin to cure and attach the JBB silver-plated pewter designer bail to the top of the pendant. Set aside for now.
Creating the Necklace Strands
Step two: Use Griffin bead cord no. 6 in red to start your first strand. You don't want to cut it to length, because you want to keep the included needle on the cord, so just unravel the cord from the spool. Tie a knot in the tail end of the cord. Thread on three Miyuki 6/0 baroque pearl seed beads. Use the olive and cream colors randomly. Then, thread a sterling silver 8mm jump ring onto the cord. Knot the thread onto the jump ring, then thread it back through the first bead on the strand. Tie a half knot and thread the cord through the second bead on the strand. Tie another half knot and add a dab of adhesive to this knot. Trim the tail and slide the third bead on the strand up to cover the knot. Position the other beads to cover the knots, as well.
Step three: Add a random pattern of Dakota Stones cherry quartz 4mm faceted roundel beads, baroque pearls, Dakota Stones cherry quartz 6mm round beads and Dakota Stones rainforest agate 8mm round beads to a two-inch section of the cord. Make knots in the cord on either side of the rainforest agate beads, making sure to not place baroque pearls next to the knots, since they can slide over them. For help with knotting between beads, please take a look at this Handy Tip. Add a two-inch section of Dakota Stones cherry quartz 5x15mm flat chips beads to the strand, knotting between each one. Then, add a random pattern of cherry quartz roundels, baroque pearls, cherry quartz rounds and rainforest agate rounds to the next 3 1/4-inch section of the cord, making sure to knot on either end of rainforest agate beads. Stretch this first half of the strand to ensure the knots are tight and then add your pendant to the strand.
Step four: On the other side of the pendant add a random pattern of cherry quartz rounds, cherry quartz roundels, baroque pearls and rainforest agate beads. Make knots on either end of every rainforest agate bead you add to the strand. This pattern should be about 7 1/2 inches long. Add three baroque beads to the cord, followed by a jump ring and secure the cord to the jump ring in the same manner as you did in step two. Stretch this side of the necklace before trimming the tail to make sure both sides of the necklace are the same length. Trim the cord, making sure to save the needle on the thread.
Step five: Continue using the red bead cord with the needle attached. Tie a knot in the end and add three cream baroque pearls to the strand. Attach this cord to a jump ring on one end of the first strand as you did in step two. Add a random pattern of cherry quartz roundels and cream baroque pearls. This random pattern should be about 13 3/4 inches long. Add three cream baroque pearls to the strand and attach the end of the cord to the jump ring on the other end of the first strand, once again as you did in step two.
Adding the Suede
Start with a jump ring on one end of your multi-strand necklace.
Center a two-foot length of ultra micro fiber suede in natural over the knots at the base of the jump ring. Then, loop each end of the suede through the jump ring from the back.
Do this two more times on each side.
Take one end of the suede and loop it over the top center of the jump ring and back through it.
Bring one end of the suede up and one end down.
Push tweezers up through the loop at the base of the jump ring and pull the end of the suede facing down through it.
The jump ring should now be covered with suede and look like this. Wrap the "down" end of the suede between the two bead strands to the back side.
Bring the end back up on the back side so it meets the "up" end of the suede.
Tie the two ends of suede together in an overhand knot. Repeat steps one through nine on the other end of the bracelet. You can now tie all four strands of suede together in a square knot at the length you like. Knot each end of suede and trim.
Approximate Size: 25 1/2 Inches Estimated Time: 3 Hours, Not Including Drying Time Difficulty Level: Beginner