I've seen braided bead strands but knotted?  This tutorial on the Muhabbet Sofrasi blog is an absolute gem by coming up with a simple yet highly effective way of knotting bead strands.

The designer cleverly uses 2 double strands of beads - one pair with seed beads and the other with bugles - and loosely knotted them together.  No wonder she called it the Love Knot necklace.  I for one, love it!

She used yarn strands to illustrate how the knotting is done.  The blog post is in Turkish.  Google Translate does a very poor job of making it intelligible to those of us who don't speak the language.  So rely on the photographs! 

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