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How to Make a Cross Necklace

How to Make a Cross Necklace

Quick 10 minute boho-chic cross necklace with an Ethiopian coptic cross

Skill Level: Easy

Time to Completion: 10 minutes

Step 1

Measure the length of the African heishi strand, and add 10 inches to it. You will use this number later as the length of your cotton cord for restringing.

Step 2

Cut the heishi strand right where it is knotted

Step 3

Transfer the heishi beads to the waxed cotton string. Do this by grabbing a set of beads measuring ½ an inch to one inch at a time without separating the beads apart

Continue until complete

Step 4

Measure 5 inches of excess wax cotton on both sides of the strand and cut

Step 5

Insert your choice of a cross pendant (you may add any other beads at this time)

Step 6

On both ends of the necklace attach a small bicone bead

Step 7

Now, you will prepare your clasp. Attach a lobster clasp to a jump ring

Step 8

Place your necklace face up on a table. Knot the clasped jump ring to the right side of your necklace. Then, knot a separate jump ring (without clasp) to the left side of the necklace.

Step 9

Hide the knot inside the small bicone bead on each end of the necklace, then cut the extra cord.

Step 10

Congratulations - you're all done. Enjoy your new cross necklace!


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