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Project Info:

Quantities Needed For Project:
*See Project Map for note on closures Additional Learning:

Level: All

Estimated time: 1 Hour

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Soft Flex .014/ Satin Silver 10ft

Soft Flex

$7.95 USD

White Potato Pearls, 5-5.5mm


$18.95 USD

Spindles- Light Colorado Picasso

Czech Spindles

$4.35 USD

11-4243 Duracoat S/L Dyed Topaz Gold

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$3.95 USD

Quatrefoil- Antique Brass

Metal Beads

$3.50 USD

Quatrefoil Link- Antique Brass


$2.00 USD

Fancy Tassels- Woodland Brown


$10.00 USD

6mm/20g Oval Jump Rings- Antique Brass

Jump Rings

$3.75 USD

Beadalon Crimp Tubes- Assorted Colors

Soft Flex Findings

$11.95 USD

3mm Crimp Covers- Ant. Brass

Soft Flex Findings

$5.00 USD

Wire Guardians- Antique Brass

Soft Flex Findings

$5.85 USD

Starburst Magnetic Clasp- Oxidized Brass


$5.75 USD

Project Map

Project and Sample by Drea Carbone

I'm not ashamed to say it: I want to cut corners. I am an interesting combination of lazy procrastinator meets creative speedypants with a little glitzy engineer thrown in for good measure. All this to say: I want things done, done well, done quickly, and done with! 
Don't get me wrong, I love the look of pearl knotting. But when you're in a rush (last minute gift, need a necklace for date night, don't have time to knot?) you need something speedy. Enter my cop-out: seed beads. Get the essence of a knotted necklace in a fraction of the time. Strung on Soft Flex, this necklace took me 30 minutes from start to finish. That's it! Seed beads mimic the look of a knot and you end up with a beautifully spaced long necklace. 

Ingredients Note: I've created two versions of this necklace. One with a clasp (this one) and one without that's infinity-style. If you want a clasp, add a clasp and wire guardians to your ingredient list, that's all. If you're like me and just want to pop the necklace over your head, we gotcha covered: add some 8/0s to your cart or use some from your stash in a color that goes with your design. You only need a few. Either way you go you will still need crimp tubes and covers.

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