This necklace is colorful and fun featuring a bohemian-inspired pendant by Heather Powers, ceramic beads by Elaine Ray and enameled charms by C-Koop. It’s quick and easy to make. Perfect for all those free spirits on your gift list!
25 turquoise 6mm Greek ceramic heishi beads
6 red aventurine 4mm rounds
5 purple 6mm ceramic rounds
4 tangerine 10mm enameled metal tags
1 paisley 33x20mm polymer clay pendant
6 antique copper 3” balled headpins
4 antique copper 7mm jump rings
1 copper 15x17mm Greek ceramic saucer
24” of crimson Greek leather cord
6” of copper 22 gauge wire
Round nose pliers
Pair of chain nose pliers
Finished size: 18”
1: Use the copper wire to string the pendant; form a double wrapped loop bail. Set aside. Use 1 headpin to string 1 red aventurine; form a double-wrapped loop. Repeat 5 times. Set aside. Attach 1 jump ring to 1 enameled tag. Repeat 3 times. Set aside.
2: Fold 3” of the leather cord back onto itself. Use the folded end to form an overhand knot, creating a ¾” loop to fit over the Greek saucer bead. Tighten knot and trim tail.
3: Use the leather cord to string 1 red aventurine dangle, 1 ceramic round, 1 enameled tag, and 5 Greek heishi beads. Repeat 4 times, except in the second set, string the pendant in place of an enameled tag. String the last dangle.
4: Use the leather to form an overhand knot 17” from the previous knot. String the Greek ceramic saucer; form an overhand knot. Tighten knot and trim ¼”.
I would pair my necklace with a long gypsy skirt or a flowy cardigan, jeans and boots like this for a modern bohemian look!
Erin Siegel is a jewelry designer, beading instructor and co-author of the jewelry book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon and Cords. To find out more, visit her blog: Erin Siegel Jewelry.