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Make a Woven Paracord Necklace with Big Hole Beads

Do you have some big hole beads you don't know what to do with? Well, team them up with paracord!  This woven paracard necklace with big hole beads tutorial is by Tarun Upadyaya over on Instructables. He called it an ethnic necklace "because it resembles Indian ethnic jewelry which is popular and worn over traditional saree dresses." But the bold style will also suit plain dresses.

He made wire coils to secure the ends of the woven section.  One suggestion is to use thicker wire.   I prefer thicker wire because the coils look better.

One of his options for finishing the necklace is to use adjustable knots as shown in his tutorial for a paracord pipa knot necklace and matching earrings.  You could also use wire coils for the necklace ends as shown in my past tutorial.

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  1. Very cool! I have a bunch of this cord just sitting on my desk.....

    1. I'm glad the post is timely with all the cord you have, Heather!

  2. What a great summer project! I do love the colour he has chosen - it's one of my favourites!!

    I'm wondering if he wanted to emphasize the small wire wrapping in comparison to the large beads and knotting?

    I also find that a lot of people prefer being able to undo their necklace than trying to figure out the slide method. Maybe it's an age thing? I don't know....but I also find that depending on the type of base used for the knotted slide - it doesn't always stay in place - hence the reason to provide a clasp of some sort.

    Still - wonderful fun design! Love Love Love that colour!!

    1. Personally, I prefer a clasp as well for the same reason you cite. But people have different likes and dislikes and sometimes it comes to what looks best for a particular design.


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