Treasure Hunt Necklace

Gather together some beautiful beads into your very own Treasure Hunt Necklace. Beginning with a doubled length of C-Lon cord, add a fanciful button clasp and follow up with a bright array of wooden beads, 6mm crystal and seed beads. Knot between each bead in the pattern, and add a small row of 8/0 seed beads to curl around every other wooden bead, creating a bejeweled and distinctive look. This necklace also looks great as a wrap-around bracelet, and it is lightweight and perfect for summer.

Materials:
RN-0031: Rosewood Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-4247: Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Peony Pink Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-GP: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Grape - 1 spool
29-0636: Swarovski 6mm Jade Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-330: Swarovski 6mm Indicolite Crystal Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-IND: Swarovski 6mm Indicolite Crystal Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-000-C: Copper 16mm Bird in a Tree Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package
505-017: Rainbow Embroidery Scissor


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Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

1. Begin by cutting a length of cord approximately 6 - 7 ft in length.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

2. String on eight 11/0 seed beads and bring them to the center of the cord.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

3. Add the button and center it over the seed beads (with four on each side of the shank).

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

4. Making sure there are equal lengths of cord on each side, tie an overhand knot.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

5. Cinch the knot up towards the button.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

6. Tighten knot completely so it sits snugly under the 11/0 beads.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

7. Begin stringing beads onto the left cord using a pattern of two wooden beads, a 6mm crystal pearl, two wooden beads, and a 6mm crystal bicone.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

8. Next add two more wooden beads, one 6mm crystal pearl, two wooden beads, and a 6mm crystal cube. The pattern of steps 7 and 8 will be repeated until the desired length is reached.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

9. Pull the strung beads down the cord so they sit about 12 inches below the button.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

10. Slide one wooden bead up the cord so it is sitting against the button.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

11. Tie an overhand knot by making a loop and passing the button and the bead through it.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

12. Using your fingers push the knot up so it sits just below the bead. One side of the cord will be passing through the bead the other will wrap around its outside.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

13. Slide another wood bead up the cord so it sits under the knot. String seven 11/0 beads onto the second piece of cord (the one that will wrap around the outside edge).

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

14. Make another overhand knot and tighten it against the bead. The 11/0s should now hug the bead's outside edge.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

15. Slide the next bead up towards the button.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

16. Repeat steps 10 -12 by making another overhand knot.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

17. Slide up the next bead and knot.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

18. Repeat steps 13 and 14 to add the 11/0s onto the next bead.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

19. Continue in this way until you reach the desired length. If you size the necklace correctly it can double as a wrap bracelet and coil around your wrist 3 times. Depending on the size of the beads, and the tension of the knots, the length may vary from project to project so the pattern may not match ours exactly.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

20. Pull up the final wood bead and string on 26-30 11/0 beads. These will form the clasp loop so make sure they fit easily around the button. String seven 11/0s onto the other piece of cord.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

21. Make a loop with the 11/0s by doubling through the 11/0 closest to the last wood bead.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

22. With both cords make a square knot.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

23. String both pieces of cord back through the last wood bead.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

24. Make another square knot (it should sit inside the bead hole) and place a drop of glue on it.

Treasure Hunt Necklace Instructions

25. Once the glue on the knot is dry, trim the cord and allow the knot to slip into the hole of the bead.



Asana
Treasure Hunt Necklace Asana

Materials:
RN-0035: Nangka Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-4234: Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Watermelon Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-R: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Red - 1 spool
29-0637: Swarovski 6mm Lapis Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-325: Swarovski 6mm Crystal Copper Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-CRCOP: Swarovski 6mm Crystal Copper Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-000-AB: Antique Brass 16mm Bird in a Tree Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package


Chakra
Treasure Hunt Necklace Chakra

Materials:
RN-0029: Black Ebony Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-1005: Miyuki 11/0 S/L Dk Topaz AB Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-TL: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Teal - 1 spool
29-0641: Swarovski 6mm Neon Pink Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-090: Swarovski 6mm Fuchsia Crystal Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-FUCHAB: Swarovski 6mm Fuchsia AB Crystal Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-007-AB: Antique Brass 17mm Amor Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package


Chanti
Treasure Hunt Necklace Chanti

Materials:
RN-0027: Whitewood Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-263: Miyuki 11/0 Sea Foam Lined Crystal AB Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-SG: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Sage - 1 spool
29-0643: Swarovski 6mm Pink Coral Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-225: Swarovski 6mm Pacific Opal Crystal Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-PO: Swarovski 6mm Pacific Opal Crystal Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-003-S: Silver 16mm Sand Dollar Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package


Dharma
Treasure Hunt Necklace Dharma

Materials:
RN-0025: Palmwood Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-2030: Miyuki 11/0 Matte Metallic Steel Blue Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-PK: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Peacock - 1 spool
29-0644: Swarovski 6mm Red Coral Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-370: Swarovski 6mm Padparadscha Crystal Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-PAAB: Swarovski 6mm Padparadscha AB Crystal Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-001-G: Gold 16mm Apple Blossom Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package


Karma
Treasure Hunt Necklace Karma

Materials:
RN-0033: Old Palmwood Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-1025: Miyuki 11/0 S/L Capri Blue AB Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-CB: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Caribbean Blue - 1 spool
29-0642: Swarovski 6mm Neon Yellow Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-360: Swarovski 6mm Lime Crystal Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-LIAB: Swarovski 6mm Lime AB Crystal Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-004-G: Gold 17mm Dragonfly Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package


Mantra
Treasure Hunt Necklace Mantra

Materials:
RN-0028: Graywood Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-361: Miyuki 11/0 Chartreuse Lined Olivine AB Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-SG: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Sage - 1 spool
28-0624: Swarovski 6mm Platinum Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-085: Swarovski 6mm Erinite Crystal Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-ER: Swarovski 6mm Erinite Crystal Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-005-S: Silver 17mm Czech Flower Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package


Namaste
Treasure Hunt Necklace Namaste

Materials:
RN-0031: Rosewood Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-4247: Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Peony Pink Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-GP: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Grape - 1 spool
29-0636: Swarovski 6mm Jade Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-330: Swarovski 6mm Indicolite Crystal Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-IND: Swarovski 6mm Indicolite Crystal Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-000-C: Copper 16mm Bird in a Tree Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package


Om
Treasure Hunt Necklace Om

Materials:
RN-0026: Bayong Round 8mm - 1 strand
11-465: Miyuki 11/0 Metallic Dk Green Iris Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.135-FG: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Forest Green - 1 spool
29-0653: Swarovski 6mm Iridescent Purple Crystal Pearl - 8-10 pieces
286-306: Swarovski 6mm Violet AB Crystal Bicone - 4-6 pieces
282-160-VIAB: Swarovski 6mm Violet AB Crystal Cube - 4-6 pieces
194-014-AB: Antique Brass 17mm Om Button - 1 piece
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 package