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Classic Victorian style choker with ribbon

Jewellery Tips 1To go around a neck of 38cm, the length of the finished strand should be about 35cm. A narrow velvet ribbon will be woven through the beads and will be tied at the back of the neck, so it is not necessary that the strand of beads be equal to the diameter of the neck.

If you are using 3mm beads, then you will require about 350 beads for a length of 14-inches, and about 260 beads if the diameter is 4mm. 


 

The necklace consists of a series of loops...

Jewellery Tips 2The necklace consists of a series of loops, through which the ribbon will be woven.

Each set of two loops contains 17 beads, and measures 18mm if the beads are 3mm, and 21mm if the beads are 4mm, as shown here:
 

Adjustable cord necklace

Jewellery Tips 3The first step is to choose two strands of cord, each approximately a metre long.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Next, string the donut on one strand in a lark's head knot...

Jewellery Tips 4Next, string the donut on one strand in a lark's head knot.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A side view of the Lark’s head knot...

Jewellery Tips 5A side view of the Lark’s head knot.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Repeat with the second cord...

Jewellery Tips 6Repeat with the second cord
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Now that the centre object is strung in a stationary position...

Jewellery Tips 7Now that the centre object is strung in a stationary position, take the two cords on the right side over the left side, over & across the right side & into the loop formed on the right side. This creates the first knot.

 

 

 


Next, do the same knot on the other side...

Jewellery Tips 8Next, do the same knot on the other side, knotting the free cords on the left side to the strands. On the right side, pull the knot tightly. Once the knotting of each side is completed the knots will be able to be moved away from each other to make the strand shorter, or towards each other to make the strands longer.