Design Instructions



Supplies needed

  • 1    Rope Bail 8mm    (94-5842-27)
  • 2    Rope Cord End 8mm    (94-5844-27)
  • 2    Nugget LH Spacer Bead 7mm    (93-0450-27)
  • 1    Lobster Clasp 23x13mm    (01-0112-27)
  • 2    Round Jump Ring 16ga 5mm    (01-0020-27)
  • 2”    Round Brass Cable Chain 10mm    (20-0525-27)
  • 2    Center drilled river stone beads, 14-20mm
  • 18"    Round Braided Bolo Cord, 8 strand 2mm (Leather Cord USA)
  • 5"    Round leather cord, 1mm
  • E6000 Adhesive


  • scissors
  • chain and/or flat nose pliers

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 20-22" adjustable

Designer: Tracy Gonzales

Download the Braids & Stone Necklace PDF

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings).

Tip: Trim ends of 1mm cord at an angle to make it easier to string on beads.


  1. Thread 5" piece of 1mm cord through bail loop and pull to center. Holding both ends together string on one large hole spacer and move it up to the loop. String on two river rock beads and second spacer. Move all beads up to first spacer and secure with a tight overhand knot. Trim cord ends as desired.
  2. Pick up one cord end. Apply a "not-too-thick" layer of adhesive into bottom and inside of tube. Insert one end of braided cord. Allow to dry.
  3. String bail onto other end of cord and move to center, then repeat Step 2.
  4. Open one jump ring and attach to cord end at one end of necklace. Before closing add loop of lobster clasp. Close jump ring.
  5. Open second jump ring and attach to cord end at other end. Before closing add chain. Close jump ring.