So here is her tutorial for a natural coral necklace.
Materials and tools:Coral bead (or your favorite focal bead)
Large-hole beads – 2
Waxed cotton cord, 2mm – 3 times longer then wanted length of the necklace
Shank button – 1
Long chain nose pliers (optional)
Fabric glue (optional)
1. Fold the cord in half. Pass the folded end of the cord through a large-hole bead, focal bead, a large-hole bead, and a shank button.
2. Make an over-hand knot 1cm away from the fold. This will be a loop for the closure.
3. For 18” necklace, measure 12” from the loop and place the focal bead (coral) there. Make an over-hand knot on both sides of the coral. Try to place a knot as close as possible to the coral. You may want to use chain nose pliers to push the knot. Now, the center piece is “locked”.
4. Measure about 3.5” from the coral knot and make another over-hand knot. Slide large-hole bead towards that knot and make another knot “locking” the bead.
5. Repeat step 4 from another side of the coral. You have almost finished necklace now.
6. Fold the necklace in two. Two large-hole beads have to be across each other. Slide the button so it is just above the loop and fold the cords (notice, you will have 4 cords running together). Make an over-hand knot. You may want to put a drop of fabric glue.
7. Let the glue dry. Cut two ends of the cords close to the knot.
Your new OOAK necklace is ready! Please enjoy this how-to tutorial and let us know how you like it when you make one for yourself.