Knotted Donut Asymmetrical Necklace Tutorial



  • Knotted Donut Asymmetrical Necklace - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
Embrace royalty with this outstanding gemstone and pearl asymmetrical necklace. Using basic knotting techniques and Potomac Pearls 8mm, gemstone pebbles and 4mm round beads, a 40mm gemstone donut, Miyuki 8/0 seed beads, a Potomax Infinite Cabochon clasp, and a coordinating silk cord with an attached needle in size 8.

Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The designer's suggested colors & materials:
  • Gemstones - Purple Banded Agate Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces
  • Gemstones - Dark Amethyst Pebble Beads, 26 Pieces
  • Potomac Pearls - Lavender 8mm, 33 Pieces
  • Gemstones - Amethyst Donut 40mm, 1 Piece
  • Knot Cover Bead Tip 3.8mm - Premium 24kt Gold Plated, 2 Pieces
  • Potomax Infinite Cabochon Clasp 12.5mm, 1 Piece
  • Czech Cabochons - White Lila Vega Luster 10mm, 1 Piece
  • Silk Cord w/ Needle - 8 Yellow, ~ 48"
  • Miyuki Seed Beads 8/0 - Galvanized Gold, ~ 1 Gram Secondary Colorway:
  • Gemstones - Amazonite Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces
  • Gemstone Pebble Bead - Peru Amazonite, 24 Pieces
  • Potomac Pearls - Cream Rose 8mm, 32 Pieces
  • Gemstones - Amazonite Donut 40mm, 1 Piece
  • Miyuki Seed Beads - Aluminum Silver 8/0, ~ 1 Gram
  • Silk Cord w/ Needle - 6 Garnet, ~ 48"
  • Step-By-Step Instructions

    Mix gemstones, glass pearls, and seed beads to create a very modern, pearl-knotted necklace design. Use silk thread and offset a gemstone donut bead to make a bold, yet classic necklace. 1. Grab a silk thread with a needle, like Griffin silk, and take the entire thread length off the card. Knot the end of the thread and place a knot cover over the knot. Add on the first bead to the thread and then knot after it. 2. Continue to knot on beads and watch the Knotted Donut Asymmetrical Necklace to see how to add on the donut and knot the thread accordingly. 3. Once you add all of the beads onto your thread, knot the ends and apply glue to the knots. Add on your clasp to the ends of the knot covers to complete your necklace. The Knotted Donut Asymmetrical Necklace is a great design to learn how to knot thread between beads. Use a beading awl to get the knots closer to the bead or try your hand at free form knotting without a tool. Use this knotting technique with other designs as well.

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