12 Days of Christmas, Tutorials

10th Day of Christmas – Procrastinators’ Pendants

What, not you? You didn’t wait until the last minute and now you need several gifts in a hurry? Bust out your art bead stash and 1mm leather cord to whip up a pile of pendants faster than you can sing Winter Wonderland!

You’ll need 36” of 1mm leather cord, a charm or pendant and a ceramic bead with a larger hole for each pendant.

1. Fold the cord in half to form a loop, push the loop through the hole on the charm. Pull the cord up through the loop to form a larks knot. Watch a tutorial here.

2. On both cords string on the ceramic bead. Tie a knot with both cords together.

3. Create sliding knots on the end of the cords. Watch a tutorial here.

Tip: If the is leather is curling too much. Get it slightly damp, straighten it with your fingers several times. Hang to dry.

Resources: Leather cord: ClassicElements.Etsy.com

Art beads, left to right, charm first, then bead.

1. Terra Rustica Studio charm, Gaea bead. 2. Tesori Trovati pendant, Stoney Point Studio bead. 3. Stoney Point Studio charm & bead. 4. Artisticaos charm, White Clover Kiln bead. 5. Firefly Design Studio charm & bead. 6. Slate Studios Supply charm, White Clover Kiln bead.

And just like every Christmas gift giver, one is for me! Erin gifted me that lovely evergreen pendant and I’m already sporting it!

I created a free gift tag printable that you can download to use on those last minute gifts! Download the tags here.


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