Crafting for Mama is a breeze with our new Mama Necklace Tutorial! Enjoy a statement necklace by either purchasing one of our ready-made kits here, or picking out your own supplies using the supplies list below!
- 1 x 60” Nylon Cord
- 2 x 17mm Hexagon Silicone Beads
- 5 x 19mm Round Silicone Beads
- 2 x 15mm Round Silicone Beads
- 9 x 12mm Round Silicone Beads
- 1 x Breakaway Clasp Set
- Crafting Needle
1. Take your 60” cord and fold and cut it in half. You should have 2 pieces that are each 30” long.
2. Lightly melt the ends of both cords with your lighter to help thread your beads on.
3. Start threading your beads onto one of your cords in the following order: 19mm Round, 17mm Hex, 19mm Round, 15mm Round, 19mm Round, 15mm Round, 19mm Round, 17mm Hex. Make sure not to put the last 19mm Round bead on. Adjust the beads until they are sitting in the middle of the cord.
4. Take your other cord and make a loop that is about 5” from one of the ends.
5. We are now going to tie a Larks Head Knot into the cord that has your beads on it. Place the loop behind the cord, right above the 19mm Round bead on the one end.
6. Bring your ends over the cord and through the loop - pulling the ends so it is nice and tight.
7. Take that same cord, and both strands together, tie a knot as close as you can to the larks head knot.
8. Trim the shorter cord, and lightly melt both the ends of the freshly cut cord and the knot. Make sure everything is nicely fused. This will now be your working cord.
9. Once cooled, thread the cord onto your needle.
10. Insert the needle into your first 19mm Round bead, and pull the knot through to the middle of that bead. The knot is a larger knot, but with enough force it will go into the bead. We suggest using your Silicone Thimbles for extra grip! Your knot should be well secured and hidden in the middle of your bead.
11. Put your threaded needle through the next bead (17mm Hex).
12. String 3 of your 9mm Round Beads onto your working cord.
13. Thread your needle again, and skipping the next 19mm Round Bead, put your needle through the first 15mm Round Bead.
14. Pull your cords tight to keep the 9mm beads laying snugly around the 19mm bead.
15. Continue steps 12 -14 two more times.
16. Push your needle through your last 17mm Hex Bead, and pull both cords tight.
17. You should now have 2 cords coming out of the top of your hexagon bead.
18. You are now going to tie a series of tight knots. The first knot may sink into the hexagon bead and that’s ok!
19. Keep tying knots until you have a chain of knots that is about 1/4” long. We tied 4 knots to get to this length.
20. Carefully place your needle onto both ends of the cords.
21. String on your last 19mm Round Bead, and slide it over the chain of knots we just created. Push it tightly up against the hexagon bead. The knots are going to help keep your last 19mm Round Bead in place.
22. Trim the shortest of the two cords just above your last bead. Lightly melt the end you snipped so it won’t fray.
23. Put one end of your breakaway clasp onto one cord, and tie a double knot at your desired length. Compare both strands to ensure your knots will be tied at equal distances from your necklace beads.
24. Trim your end, and lightly melt both the end and the knot so it is well fused.
25. Slide your breakaway clasp over the knot.
26. Repeat steps 23-25 with the remaining cord and breakaway clasp. If your necklace strands are longer on one side than the other, you can always re-tie your knot and adjust the length of your necklace.
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to tag us on instagram if you make your own using #createdwithcarasupply We love seeing your creativity!
- the girls
*The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child. This necklace is only meant for an adult and must never be worn by a child or given to them as a toy.
***Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children. Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products. Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser. Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.
****Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products.
*****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards.