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How to Make a String Wrapped Tribe Necklace in 4 steps - Free Tutorial

Summary: This string necklace making tutorial is all about how to make a necklace with black, red and green strings. No intricate knotting skills or tools required!

How to Make a String Wrapped Tribe Necklace in 4 steps - Free Tutorial

Have you collected abundant colorful threads lying around and wondered how to make a necklace with them? Fantastically rich in color and texture, this thread wrapped necklace is definitely a statement necklace as well as an exotic one. Then, we’ll show you one demonstration with black, red and green strings.

Supplies required for string necklace making project:

10mm Natural Mashan Jade Bead
8mm Natural Mashan Jade Bead
6mm Natural Mashan Jade Bead
Metal Spacer Bead
Chandelier Component
Bead Cap
Jumpring
Lobster Claw Clasp
Cord End
Headpin
1mm Nylon Thread (red, black & green)
3mm Leather Cord
Fabric
Hot Melt Glue Gun
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Side Cutting Pliers

Supplies required for string necklace making project

How to make the string necklace?

Step 1: Adorn the chandelier component with jade beads

1st, string the beads and findings onto headpin as picture shows;
2nd, keep 6mm pin to create a simple loop;
3rd, attach the beaded dangles onto the hexagon chandelier component. This is the focal pendant of our thread wrapped necklace.

Adorn the chandelier component with jade beads

Step 2: Wrap the main thread necklace part

1st, take the black nylon thread and tie up to one end of leather cord with a fasten knot;
2nd, start to wrap the thread around leather cord;
3rd, when the black area reached to 1/3 of entire necklace, stop to replace the black thread with red one and keep wrapping for 1/4 of the central 1/3 part of necklace;
4th, replace the red thread with green one and wrap for another 1/4 of the central 1/3 part;
5th, slide the prepared pendant in step 1;

Wrap the main thread necklace part

6th, repeat the processes above backwards for the other side of necklace.

repeat the processes above backwards for the other side

Step 3: Add the fabric element

1st, cut two strips of fabric measures 3~4cm wide;
2nd, heat the glue gun and glue the fabric at top half part of red area;
3rd, repeat the same process to the other side.

add the fabric element

Step 4: Attach the clasp

1st, remove the tape on two ends of leather cord and attach the matching cord ends with pliers;
2nd, add the clasp and jumpring.

attach the clasp

Done!

finished thread wrapped necklace

Tada! This is how we complete our thread wrapped necklace. It is so unique that you won’t find a similar piece anywhere else. Plus, the recycled fabric strip wrapped around the string also makes your necklace more standing out and meaningful! Just take your strings and try wrapping such a tribe necklace.

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