First, get out the supplies you need. Decide if you are making a longer necklace or a shorter necklace. 18" is a good length for a shorter necklace.
Take the ten foot piece of nylon thread. String it through the button until the button is at the center of the piece of string.
Loop both strands of thread together to make a loop.
Pull the string to make a single knot. Make sure the knot sits snug against the button.
Before stringing on your first bead, tie a knot onto one end of string. That way, you will know not to ever put beads on that strand.
Put on your first bead, and slide it up to the button.
Cross one strand over the other to make a knot. Then make a second knot.
This is after the first knot.
This is after the second knot.
Continue to add on one bead at a time, knotting the string twice after each bead.
You will notice that the beads fall from side to side. They are supposed to!
When your necklace is long enough, slip on one crimp.
Then, thread one strand through the last knot (after the last bead). Tie two knots
Next, thread both pieces of string through the crimp. Before you squeeze the crimp shut, double check to make sure the loop will fit over the button.
Squeeze the crimp shut with wire squeezers.
Trim the thread close to the crimp.
Your necklace is now read to wear.
- 2.0 Crimp beads
- 1.0 Button
- 1.0 Spool on C-lon Nylon Thread
- 50.0 About 50 assorted beads in colors of your choice
- Round nose or flat nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- 1.0 Fancy recycled button