Time Required :
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artistic jasper knotted leather necklace

Mix semi-precious stones with leather to make this beautiful Artistic Jasper Knotted Leather Necklace.
Step 1

Measure and cut 48" [ 121.9 cm] of clear transite cord. Attach to the loop on the oval piece of a toggle set with a lark’s head knot. The two ends hanging from the connector should be even in length.
TIP: To make a lark’s head knot, fold the cord in half. Place the metal connector over the fold. Grab the ends of the cord, bring them up and over the metal connector, then through the fold of the cord. Pull and tighten the knot.

Step 2

Measure and cut 84" [213.4 cm] of leather cord. Attach to the same loop on the oval piece of a toggle set with a lark’s head knot (over the transite). The two ends hanging from the connector should be even in length.
TIP: Arrange the ends of the transite so they are between the two cords hanging from the metal connector. Hold the two transite ends together as if they were one when string beads.

Step 3

Determine stone and bead order, or pattern, you like then thread onto the transite.
TIP: Clip a mini bead bug to the end of the cord to old the beads onto the cord and to keep it from curling up while you work.

Step 4
Tie a square knot in the cord against the lark’s head knot on the toggle. To make a square knot:
  • Cross the right cord over the transite in the center to make the shape of a “4”.
  • Now, move the left cord over the right cord, under the transite and through the opening of the “4” on the right.
  • Grab ahold of both the right and left cords gently pull so the knot works its way up to the top. Hold onto the transite as you work the knot up.
  • For the second half of the knot, cross the cord that is now on the left transite strands to make the shape of a backward “4”.
  • Now, move the right cord over the left cord, under the transite and through the opening of the “4” on the left.
  • Grab ahold of both the right and left cords gently pull so the knot works its way up to the top. Hold onto the transite as you work the knot up.
Step 5

Move the first bead up against the square knot and make another square knot below the bead with the cord.

Step 6

Move the next bead up against the square knot and make another square knot below the bead with the cord. Repeat to the end of your leather or until you reached the desired length.
TIP: If you used a mini bead bug, you can remove from the transite.

Step 7

Tie the transite ends to the loop on the bar piece of the toggle set in a secure knot. Add a generous amount of glue to the knot and set aside to dry.

Step 8

Attach an aluminum circle blank to the steel block with masking tape. Insert the ball pin hammered attachment into the handle and strike the blank over and over until you are happy with the hammered look.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring which can cause distortion.

Step 9
Attach to the hammered circle, as well as other desired charms, to the oval toggle piece with jump rings.

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