Friday, July 13, 2012

How to Make a Simple Adjustable Boho Necklace

A perfect necklace for a day at the beach...

This simple jewelry making project requires no special tools. Just your hands, a pair of scissors & your creativity...

Adjustable Beach Necklace

First you need some cord, a focal pendant and a few other beads. I am using 1mm leather cord (hemp cording works well too) and my handmade ceramic beads.
I love an "organic" look and feel, so I use natural cord and beads. Think about mixing metal, wood and ceramic beads. Try using different shapes, textures and colors.

Ceramic pendant, beads, cord & scissors is all you need. 
2.  Measure out about 36" of cording. You can make this longer or shorter depending on how long you like to wear your necklace. Just make sure you have enough room to fit your head through.
Measure your cord

3. Find the middle of the cord. Fold the cord in half & match up the ends to make it even on each side. 

4. Loop the middle of the cord through the pendant and pull the ends through the loop.

5. Pull the loop tight.

6. String you beads onto the cord in any arrangement you like.

7. Check to see if you like the arrangement of your beads.

8. Take one end of the cord & tie a simple slip knot onto the other side of the cording.

9. Tie another slip knot with the other end to the other side of the cord. Make sure each knot is tight & trim off any excess ends. 

It will look like this when you are done.

To adjust your necklace just gently pull outwards with the slip knots.

Now you are ready for the beach!
Boho Beaded Necklace

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