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String strands of a single bead type, or mix it up with several different strung designs. For a bit of innovation, I used a wire-wrapped pearl shortener to hang my silver-lined heart pendant from a front-and-center-clasp. Keep in mind that the clasp adds about an inch to the overall length, and the pendant is about 2 in. (5 cm) long.

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Knotted pearl strand

[1] Attach a Bead Stopper 3 in. (7.6 cm) from the end of 1 yd. (.9 ni) of cord. Pick up two pearls and Vi in. (I..? cm) of French bullion wire.

[2] Sew back through the last pearl strung, snugging up the bullion wire to form a neat loop. Using the longer cord, tie an overhand knot (Basics, p. 87) over the tail, next to the last pearl (photo a).

[3] Sew through the next pearl (photo b). Dot the knot with glue (photo c), and let dry. Trim the tail (photo d).

[4] Loosely tie an overhand knot. and. using a heading awl, slide t he knot as close to the previous pearl as possible (photo e). Remove the awl, and tighten the knot. Pick up a pearl, and slide it tight next to the previous knot (photo f).

Repeat until you reach your desired length, minus two pearls.

[5] Pick up the last two pearls without knotting in between them. Pick up

'/• in. (1.3 cm) of bullion wire, and sew back through the last pearl strung. Tie a half-hitch knot (Basics) between the last two pearls, and sew through the next pearl. Dot the knot with glue, let dry, and trim the tail.

[6] Open a •! mm jump ring (Basics), attach it to one end of the pearl strand (photo g), and close rhe pimp ring. Repeat on the other end.

Strung strands

[1] On 20 in. (51 cm) of beading wire, string a bead and '/»in. (1.3 cm) of bullion wire, leaving a 3-in. (7.6 cm) tail. Go back through the bead, and tie a square knot (Basics) (photo h).

[2] String the remaining length of beads, and Vi in. (1.3 cm) of bullion, sliding the first few beads over the 3-in. (7.6 cm) tail. Go back through the last bead strung, tie a half-hitch knot, and go through the next bead. Trim the tail.

[3] Repeat steps I and 2 twice.

[4] Attach a 4 mm jump ring to each end of each strand.

Toggle clasp Ring

18-gauge wire, and center it around a Vi-in. (1.3 cm) dowel, wrapping twice, and leaving I in. (2.5 cm) of straight wire on each end (photo i). Remove the ring from the dowel.

[2] Wrap one end of the wire around the ring wires twice (photo j), trim any excess wire, and file the end. Repeat with the other end.

[3] Using 4 in. (10 cm) of 22-gauge wire, make a decorative coil around a -section of the ring, if desired (photo k). Trim the wire, and file the ends.

[4] Open an 8 mm jump ring, and attach the embellished ring and the 4 mm jump rings from one end of each strand. Close the jump ring (photo I).

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