Creative Beading Magazine

Contemporary Twist


2 pieces of 5cm 16 gauge sterling silver wire

Nylon bead cord in 4 colours (in the project necklace, a pink and deep burgundy and 2 greens were used)


Tigertail bead wire

2 crimps


1 x semi precious donut (square or round)

Round semi precious beads for the necklace (Her several sizes were used: 5,8 and 10mm)

Glass or semi precious rondelle spacers

Sterling silver spacer beads


Cork or pin board

Head pins


Clear nail polish

Sticky tape

Upholstery needle

Ball peen hammer

Graph Paper and coloured felt tipped pens (if you wish to use your own design)



Some stringing and knotting experience required.

This contemporary twist on an ancient knotting technique can be adapted to suit your style. The knotted bail gives the project necklace a Japanese feel but try it with a different colour for a beachy look. The knotting technique used is a

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