Cord Projects

There are so many types of cord that can be used to make jewelry! As a former (and current) weaver and fiber artist, I'm in love with all the different fiber methods that can be applied to jewelry making.

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Griffin Bead Cord Necklace or Bracelet with clamshell bead tips & clasp

Learn how to string beads on Griffin Bead Cord & how to finish off your project with clamshell bead tips and a clasp.

Project number: 9

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Knotted Griffin Bead Cord Necklace or bracelet

Learn pearl knotting & how to finish off your project with clamshell bead tips and a clasp.

Project number: 12

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Knotted Griffin Cord Necklace with floating design

Use pearl knotting to create a floating bead design on cord.

Project number: 13

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Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace with no clasp

Learn how to make a continuous, knotted necklace with no clasp or visible beginning or end point.

Project number: 21

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Multi-Strand Griffin cord necklace with cones

Learn to end a multi-strand cord necklace with cones and a clasp.

Project number: 260

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"Branches" Necklace with threaded dangles

"Branches" of beads decorate this pretty necklace.

Project number: 46

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Knotted Bead cord necklace with spaces & frame beads, extra long

Combine beads and frames to create this interesting style.

Project number: 58

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Floating Design Knotted necklace on waxed cotton cord, with large-hole beads - bold or delicate styles

Use bold beads and heavy cord to create this floating design necklace. Learn 4 different ways to end off the necklace.

Project number: 59

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Multi-Strand, Knotted Bead or Button Necklace, with cones

Make multiple strands of floating beads or buttons and put them together with cones to decorate the ends.

Project number: 41

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Asst. Leather Cord Techniques - how to attach clasps, other types of closures, how to decorate leather cord, etc.

Learn basic techniques of decorating & finishing round, leather cord.

Project numbers: 34a (closures) & 34b (decorations)

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Braided Cord necklace with beads braided in (with optional pendant)

Learn to incorporate beads into a braided necklace. Add a pendant for more interest.

Project number: 125

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2-Layer, Reversible Button Necklace

Use colorful buttons to create this reversible necklace.

Project number: 169

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Braided leather bracelet 4 ways: plain, with bead dangles, with center bead, or with beads braided in

Braid round leather to create this bracelet with 4 different finishing & decorating techniques.

Project number: 79

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Lariat Style, Multi-Strand Leather Necklace with bead dangles

Use your wire-working skills to decorate this multi-strand leather lariat necklace.

Project number: 68

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Braided Leather & Chain Wrap Bracelet or Necklace

Braid leather and chain together to create this long necklace or multi-wrap bracelet.

This style can also be made with ribbon.

Project number: 162

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"Industrial" Leather & Chain Bracelet

Leather cord and chain combine to create this rugged bracelet.

Project Number: 192

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3 Methods of Weaving Cord Through Rings or Washers

Learn 3 different cord patterns for stringing together rings or washers.

Project number: 137

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Alternating Double Strand, Knotted Necklace on Heavy Cord

Enclose beads in-between a double strand of knotted cord.

Project number: 138

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Knotless Netting Pouch Necklace

Learn the ancient art of knotless netting and use it to make a pouch necklace, decorated with beads.

Project number: 111

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Single Layer, Threaded Button Necklaces & Bracelets – 2 ways of threading

Learn 2 ways of threading together buttons to create unique bracelets & necklaces.

Project number: 69

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Double Threaded, Strung Button Necklace

Learn to combine cord and buttons to create this unusual necklace.

Project number: 73

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Wrapped Leather Cord Bracelet w/wire or button clasp

Make a rustic bracelet with wrapped leather and beads.

Project number: 160

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Knotted, Dangling Beads “Thingie” Necklace

Make this whimsical, but easy necklace with cord & simple knotting.

Project number: 167

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Basic Kumihimo Braid Bracelet

Learn basic kumihimo braiding & create a simple, but attractive bracelet.

Project number: 201

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Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

Learn basic kumihimo braiding and then incorporate metal beads to create this beautiful bracelet.

Project number: 202

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Kumihimo Bracelet with Seed Beads

Learn basic kumihimo braiding and incorporate seed beads for a solid, beaded bracelet.

Project number: 191

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Kumihimo Pendant Necklace Cord w/Metal Findings

Learn to make a kumihimo cord using soutache cord and use it to hang your most beautiful pendants.

Project number: 214

 

 

 

 

 

Floating Design, Single or Multi-Strand, Fishing Line (Supplemax) Necklace with crimp beads

Create the illusion of floating beads using clear fishing line and crimp beads.

Project number: 71

Triple-Twist, 3-strand Fishing Line (Supplemax) Necklace (w/thanks to Johanna Giannone)

Create clusters of luscious beads with this fun technique.

Project number: 70

 

 

 

 

 

Alternating Fishing Line (Supplemax) Illusion Necklace

Interweave multiple strands of clear fishing line to create the illusion of floating beads.

Project number: 133

Stretch Magic Bracelet
Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with no clasp (tied w/square knot) - plain beads or letter beads

Learn to make the most basic, versatile bracelet that will last a long time with this high-quality cord.

Project numbers: 1 (plain beads) & 1a (letter beads)

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Triple Strand Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with
3-hole, metal, spacer bars

Make a triple-level bracelet on stretchy cord.

Project numbers: 10

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Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Charm Bracelets

Make a cool, stretchy "charm" bracelet with multiple bead dangles.

Project number: 94

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Triple Strand, Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with large beads at intervals

Make a stretchy bracelet with multiple strands and large focal beads.

Project number: 107

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Elastic Cord (Stretch-Magic), Multi-Layer Cuff Bracelet

Make a stretchy cuff bracelet.

Project number: 159

Stretch Magic Bracelet
Multi-Strand, Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with Beading Wire Loops

Create a bevy of bracelets, all held together with colorful loops.

Project number: 164

Safety Pin Bracelet
Safety Pin Bracelet on Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic)

String beads on safety pins and put them together to create this fun bracelet.

Project number: 189

Stretch Magic Bracelet
Multi-Strand, Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with Bone Spacer Bars

Use beautiful, classic, bone spacers to create this attractive bracelet.

Project number: 196

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Stretchy, Wavy Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with metal spacers

Put together seed beads, spacers and a little math to create this very popular style.

Project number: 216

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Leather & Large-Hole Pearls Necklace

Make these exotic, St. Barth's style necklaces using the unusual combination of leather & pearls. You can also use other large-hole beads.

Project number: 237

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Leather Necklace with Dangles

Dangle an assortment of beads from round, leather cord.

Project number: 253

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Old Style Bead Cord Knotted Necklace, with French Wire Finish

Learn the classic method of finishing a silk or nylon cord necklace, using make-it-yourself French wire.

Project number: 229

 

 

 

 

Triple Strand Knotted Necklace with Alternating Beads

Weave 3 strands of cord around and through your beads to create an open weave look.

Project number: 265

 

 

 

Tassel Earrings & Necklace

Learn to make trendy cord tassels and incorporate them into any jewelry design.

Project number: 279

 

 

 

Leather and Chain Necklace with Bead Dangles

Combine leather, chain and beads to create this trendy necklace.

Project number: 258

 

 

 

Daisy Chain Ring on Stretchy Cord

Learn the Daisy Chain bead weaving pattern and use it to create a cute ring.

Project number: 266

 

 

 

 

Button Ring on Stretchy Cord

Create a simple but stylish button ring.

Project number: 267