X's & O's Necklace Supply List and Diagram

If you'd like to follow along with the Great Bead Extravaganza project, here is the supply list. Feel free to mix it up with a pendant and charm that you have on hand. Use can use Czech glass druks, melon beads or English cut beads interchangeably for this project.  

Watch the video replay here:



Download the diagram for the necklace knotting sequence here.

Polymer clay heart pendant 

Bird Charm

Czech glass flower


7mm jump ring

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September Vintaj Unboxing

I'm getting ready to unbox the October Vintaj Vip Subscription box today and can't wait to see what's inside! 

Here are the projects I made from last month's box. I just love discovering new-to-me Vintaj components and getting creative with them.

This post is sponsored by Vintaj. 

This is the piece I created during the video last month. You can watch it here

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August Vintaj Inspiration Box

This is a little late, I've been recovering from a hand injury. But I've been dreaming all month of what I could create with the August Vintaj Subscription Box. If you missed the unboxing video on Facebook you can view it here.  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1165366510505338&extid=zZBNv29WkiTACiXS

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Wildflower Meadow Knotted Necklace

Here is a simple bead soup necklace design that uses a fun mix of Czech glass in various shapes, colors and textures. You'll need enough beads to knot a 32" necklace. I used about 180 beads ranging from 2mm - 12mm and 70" of 4 ply waxed linen. 

I started the necklace by using 6" of 19 gauge dark steel annealed wire. I created a wrapped loop bail on top of the pendant. A Czech glass maple leaf on a ball headpin and a copper leaf on a 6mm rope jump ring are attached to a 15mm rope jump ring in a copper finish. 

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Sun & Sand Inspirations

Today on Bead Table Wednesday I shared how to make this necklace and earring set using a little knotting magic and an old wire-working classic. You can watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=547036782634147

Watch the video first to learn the techniques. Here is the pattern for the knotted necklace:

1. On each strand, string 2 pinch beads, tie a knot with both strands. 

2. On one strand, string a 6mm bead, tie a knot with both strands.

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Knotted Piggy Beads

Yesterday on Bead Table Wednesday I shared a creative way to knot piggy beads on waxed linen. You can watch it here.  I was inspired this morning to create a bracelet using the same technique. I used 120" of 4 ply waxed linen for the necklace and each of the peanut seed bead sections have 14 beads on each side. 

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June Vintaj Inspiration Box

Today on Facebook I did the live unboxing of the Vintaj VIP Inspiration Box for June, it's their new monthly subscription box filled with $150 worth of Vintaj components and beads. You can watch the video here. So my finished necklace looks a little different from where I ended off on the video. I decided the smaller metal pieces didn't quite work on the design and went with large rope jump rings instead.

(This post is sponsored by Vintaj.)

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Lilies and Willow Inspirations

I pulled out some of my bead molds and revisited a few older designs today. I was super inspired by the current Art Bead Scene's challenge, check it out! And I'm seriously day dreaming about summer which has me thinking of flowers. My favorite flowers are lilies and in particular tiger lilies. So I started there with pendants and a oval pendant/connector that could be used as a bracelet focal. 

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Bead Crush: Piggy Beads

I'm crushing so hard on piggy beads right now! So what's a piggy bead? It's a Czech glass bead that has two holes drilled in them, one in the center and one off center and they look like a little piggy snout. 


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Vintaj Unboxing Projects

I was thrilled to be asked to unbox Vintaj's new subscription box for a Bead Table Wednesday. I love Vintaj and they go so well with Humblebeads. 

This is a monthly subscription box with $150 worth of Vintaj components and beads for $39.50. Each month there is a different theme and a project inspiration card is included or you can go off and see what your inspired to create! 

You can watch the video here. https://www.facebook.com/humblebeadspage/videos/809842392879080/

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