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Jade Beaded Necklace with Ribbon

Jade Beaded Necklace with Ribbon

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2009

Introduction

A single strand of beads is enough for a necklace, thanks to satin ribbons. The beads are strung onto silk cord that comes with a needle on one end for easy threading.

materials

  • Jade beads dyed in various colors, 16 mm

  • Griffin silk beading cord, size 8, in gray, yellow, turquoise, and coral

  • Silk-satin ribbon, 15 mm, in Charcoal, Avocado, Grey, and Copen

steps

  1. Cut two 1-yard lengths of ribbon. Unwind the silk cord fully from its spool. Thread 1 bead onto cord, sliding it down and leaving a 5-inch tail.

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  2. Cut two 1-yard lengths of ribbon. Unwind the silk cord fully from its spool. Thread 1 bead onto cord, sliding it down and leaving a 5-inch tail.

  3. To attach the ribbon: Holding bead on tail, use cord to tie a secure double knot at midpoint of 1 ribbon. Secure bead: Pull needle back through bead (See No. 1 in image).

  4. Knot tail and needle ends together next to bead (See No. 2 in image).

  5. Trim tail. Thread second bead; knot cord next to bead. Repeat to add remaining beads. After last knot, use cord to tie a secure double knot at midpoint of second ribbon. Pull needle back through last bead, and tie a knot around existing cord; trim end.

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