On the 1st Day of Christmas: Snowflake Necklace

 Snowflake Necklace
 The snowflake is my favorite wintertime motif. There’s something so magical about snow. The intricate, lacy details of an individual snowflake are beautiful and captivating!   
Snowflake Necklace
Erin Siegel
48 white 6mm potato
freshwater pearls
12 amethyst 4mm rounds

1 handmade, iridescent
blue-glazed ceramic snowflake pendant
1 card of light blue size 6
silk beading cord w/attached needle
2 sterling silver knot cups
1 sterling silver lobster
1 sterling silver 4mm jump
1 sterling silver extender
Fabric cement
Crimping Pliers
Knotting Tweezers
Chain Nose Pliers

1: Remove all the cord from
the card. Stretch a small section. Repeat for the entire cord.
2: Tie a double overhand knot
at the end of cord opposite the needle. Trim. Dab knot with glue. Let dry.
String 1 knot cup and close over the knot using crimping pliers. Attach the
knot cup to a jump ring that attaches to the lobster clasp.
3: Tie an overhand knot.
String 1 pearl and form an overhand knot. Repeat 23 times. String 1 amethyst
and form an overhand knot. Repeat 5 times.
4: Form a lark’s head knot on
the pendant. Snug the lark’s head knot against the last overhand knot. Working from
left to right across the top of the pendant, form 4 half-hitch knots. Repeat
step 3, reversing the knotting and stringing sequence.
5: String a knot cup through
the bottom; form a double overhand knot inside the knot cup. Trim. Dab with
glue. Let dry. Close knot cup and attach to the chain extender.

Pendant: Clayworks by Lisa Boucher

For more jewelry project ideas, check out my book: Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry.
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.  

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5 Comment

  1. Heather Powers
    December 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    This is such a sweet and playful piece for winter. I love the look of using the blue for knotting between the pearls.

  2. Rebecca
    December 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Lovely Erin. The colour scheme is such a lovely one, and I love what you have done with the simple but effective silk bail.

  3. jasmine
    December 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

    It is very simple necklace and different shape.I like this necklace.It is blue and white pearl work.

  4. Shaiha
    December 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I just love the silk bail on this necklace!

  5. Clayworks by Lisa Boucher
    December 11, 2012 at 2:54 am

    What a nice wintery surprise Erin! Love what you did with the snowflake pendant. Great necklace. 🙂

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