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Boho Beauty

by: Pam Kearns

Bohemian - or "Boho" styled jewellery is appearing in the magazines for Spring styles. I remember when they came out in the70s as "peasant" styles. Either way, the look is casual and fun.

This necklace is knotted using a variety of colour-related  beads. As some of the beads have larger holes, I added the size 8/0 seed beads at the knots so the beads didn't slip over the knots. The Roller beads have quite large holes and didn't line up well so I added size 8/0 beads inside the holes of the roller beads.

The bead caps also needed filling so I used size 6/0 beads inside them to help keep them lined up. Of course, you can use any colour beads on the inside as they won't be seen.

The knotting is done the same as you would between pearls (Rae Huggins frequently has pearl knotting classes). I used an awl to help line up the knots.

To finish, I tied the C-lon cord using a surgeon's knot (right over left and under; left over right and under and under again). I added a lentil to each string near the knot - next time though I would make the string longer - just for fun!

Finished length is about 31 inches.

          
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65401016 Czech Seedbeads - 6/0 Seedbead - Opaque Turquoise AB (20 grams)

(these are hidden inside the bead caps - so the colour doesn't really matter. Use some left overs from another project if you have them. )

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s38861 Firepolish - 8 x 6 mm Tri-Cut Roller Beads - Matte Hazel Cream AB (strand 25)Price: $ 6.30
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s38474 Glass - 6 mm Druks - Pumpkin Patch (strand)Price: $ 5.23
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tb8r413 Japanese Seedbeads - 8/0 Toho Seedbeads - Opaque Rainbow Turquoise ABPrice: $ 4.50
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Qty: 16 tc94-5735-18 Metal Bead Cap - 9 mm Hammered Cup - Antiqued CopperPrice: $ 0.75
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tc93-0436-18 Metal Beads - 6 mm Hammered Lentils - Antique Copper (25)Price: $ 7.50
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s20203 Stone Beads - 10 mm Round - Carnelian (strand)Price: $ 5.32
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s13979 Thread - C-Lon Bead Cord - Turquoise Green (Spool)Price: $ 4.73
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