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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 12

 

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Knotted Griffin Cord Necklace with floating design

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

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Bead Design Board, Bead Stopper Clip, Scissors, Knotting tweezers,
Small paper clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 260

 

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"Branches" Necklace with threaded dangles

"Branches" of beads decorate this pretty necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Size 10 or 12 beading needle, Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 46

 

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

Combine beads and frames to create this interesting style.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip, Knotting tweezers, Ruler, 2 pairs Chain-nose pliers, if using jump rings, Ridged Chain-nose pliers, if available, Round-nose pliers,

Wire flush cutters, Split ring pliers, if using split rings.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors or thread nippers, Knotting tweezers, Ruler.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters, Flat nose pliers,
Ridged pliers (optional), Work Mat, Split ring pliers (optional), Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Clipboard or tape, 1-3 Bead Stopper Clips.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 125


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2-Layer, Reversible Button Necklace

Use colorful buttons to create this reversible necklace.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: 2 needles, Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Ruler or measuring tape, Wire flush cutters, Round-nose pliers,

Chain-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors, Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Ridged Chain Nose Pliers (optional).

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Scissors, Chain-nose pliers, Clipboard,

Large paperclip, Ruler or measuring tape.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 162

 

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"Industrial" Leather & Chain Bracelet

Leather cord and chain combine to create this rugged bracelet.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Heavy wire cutters to cut chain, or 2 chain-nose pliers to open links,
Ruler, Scissors, Awl, Head pin to measure chain.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project Number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 137

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Alternating Double Strand, Knotted Necklace on Heavy Cord

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

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Scissors, Blunt yarn needle, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,

Wire flush cutters, Clipboard.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Medium (Standard) crimping pliers, Scissors. 

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 69

 

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Double Threaded, Strung Button Necklace

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

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors.

Project number(s): 73

 

 

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Wrapped Leather Cord Bracelet w/wire or button clasp

Make a rustic bracelet with wrapped leather and beads.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Large paper clip, Scissors, Knotting tweezers, If making Wire Clasp:
Round-nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, Wire flush cutters, Steel bench block or anvil,
Flat head chasing hammer.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 160

 

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Knotted, Dangling Beads “Thingie” Necklace

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

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Sharp scissors, 2 chain-nose pliers for jump rings,
Ridged chain-nose pliers, if available, for foldover crimps, 2 Bead Stopper Clips.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 167

 

 

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Basic Kumihimo Braid Bracelet

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

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Ruler, 8 flexible bobbins, 1 oz. fishing weight, Large safety pin,
Kumihimo disk.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 201

 

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Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

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

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Wire flush cutters, Clipboard,
Kumihimo disk, 1 oz. Fishing weight, Large coil-less safety pin, 8 flexible bobbins, Ruler,
Chain-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 202

 

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Kumihimo Bracelet with Seed Beads

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

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Scissors, Ruler, Wire flush cutters, 8 flexible bobbins, 1 oz. fishing weight,
Large safety pin, Kumihimo disk, Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Kumihimo disc, Large safety pin, preferably coil-less,
1 oz. fishing weight, Ruler, Scissors, 8 flexible bobbins (optional),
2 chain-nose pliers (if using jump rings), Split-ring pliers (if using split rings).

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 214

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry! No photo of this project is available right now. It will be added as soon as possible.

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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Scissors, 2 or 3 Bead Stopper Clips, Medium (Standard) Crimping Pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 71

 

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

Create clusters of luscious beads with this fun technique.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip, Wire flush cutters, Chain-nose pliers,

Medium (Standard) Crimping pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 70

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry! No photo of this project is available right now. It will be added as soon as possible.

 
Alternating Fishing Line (Supplemax) Illusion Necklace

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

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip, Wire flush cutters, Round-nose pliers,
Chain-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: 3 Bead Stopper Clips, Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 10


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Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Charm Bracelets

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

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, 2 Bead Stopper Clips, Wire flush cutter,
Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, 3 Bead Stopper Clips.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 107

 


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

Make a stretchy cuff bracelet.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Wire flush cutters, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,
Ridged chain-nose pliers, 2 to 4 Bead Stopper Clips.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Wire flush cutter, Medium (Standard) Crimping Pliers,
Ruler, Bead Stopper Clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed:Scissors, 4 or 5 Bead Stopper Clips, Round-nose pliers,
Wire flush cutter.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Ruler, Clipboard.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 237

 

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Leather Necklace with Dangles

Dangle an assortment of beads from round, leather cord.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 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.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Bead Design Board, Bead Stopper Clip, Scissors, Knotting tweezers,
Wire flush cutters, Ruler, Nylon Jaw pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 229

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry! No photo of this project is available right now. It will be added as soon as possible.

Triple Strand Knotted Necklace with Alternating Beads

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

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 265

 

 

 

 

Sorry! No photo of this project is available right now. It will be added as soon as possible.

Tassel Earrings & Necklace

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

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 279

 

 

 

 

Sorry! No photo of this project is available right now. It will be added as soon as possible.

Leather and Chain Necklace with Bead Dangles

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

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 258

 

 

 

 

Sorry! No photo of this project is available right now. It will be added as soon as possible.

Daisy Chain Ring on Stretchy Cord

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

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 266

 

 

 

 

Sorry! No photo of this project is available right now. It will be added as soon as possible.

Button Ring on Stretchy Cord

Create a simple but stylish button ring.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 267