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Purple Geode

Floating Knotted Silk Necklace with Swarovski Pearls and Fine Rocks Tube Beads
designed by Cheri Carlson
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniquePearl-Knotting
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size30 Inches

The Swarovski Fine Rocks Tube beads in this knotted necklace remind me of the glittering surface of amethyst geodes. They are so eye-catching!

Cheri's Signature

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Knotting is a technique traditionally used with pearls, but it can make a beautiful statement when used with other types of beads. Cheri added in small Swarovski pearls in this necklace to echo traditional styles, but also added in Swarovski Fine Rocks Tube beads for a more contemporary, sparkling look. She used the Beadalon tin cup knotter tool to perfectly space out each beaded segment in her silk. You can see her make this necklace and see other knotted designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 7 (0.75mm) Grey
Code GSILK7GR
Material Silk Brand Griffin Thickness No. 7 Sold on Cards Place Of Origin Germany More Measurements Length 2 meters
1 $2.55
4 $2.27
Swarovski 5950 8mm Light Amethyst and Crystal Paradise Shine Fine Rocks Tube Bead with Stainless Steel Ending
Code 5950-LAMCPS8S
Brand Swarovski Dimensions 10 x 6.5m Hole Size 1.2mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
1 $5.99
3 $5.40
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Iridescent Purple
Code 5810-IRP4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Hole Size 0.9mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.13
50 $0.11
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8mm Silver-Plated Round Magnetic Clasp
Code CLASP-0564
Material Silver-Plated Features Magnetic Sold by the Set Important Do not use with pacemaker
1 $2.39
3 $2.12
Beadalon Tin Cup Knotter Tool
Code TOOL-0308
Brand Beadalon Sold Individually Place Of Origin India
1 $21.98
Knotting Tweezers
Code TOOL-112
1 $4.49
Bead Reamer
Code TOOL-110
Place Of Origin USA
1 $17.99
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