Design Instructions



Supplies needed

  • 1    Swirl Button    (94-6574-25)
  • 10    Nugget 5mm Heishi    (93-0435-25)
  • 9    Nugget 7mm Heishi    (93-0436-25)
  • 30    GF 2mm Round Bead    (93-0302-00)
  • Size 6° Seed Beads in two colors
  • C Lon .5mm Cord (Chartreuse shown)


  • scissors
  • big-eye needle
  • bead stopper
  • size 8 (1.4mm) crochet hook

Technique: Bead crochet

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size: Approx. 20"

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog 

Tip: Pre-stretch the C Lon cord before stringing beads to prevent slack in the crochet.


  1. Place the big-eye needle about 6" from the end of the cord.
  2. String {1 round 2mm bead and 1 size 6 seed bead} thirty times. String 1 round 2mm bead. String {1 heishi 5mm nugget and 1 heishi 7mm nugget} nine times. String 1 heishi 5mm nugget and 1 round 2mm bead. Remove the needle.
  3. Form a slipknot, leaving a 12" tail. Work a total of 16 chain stitches. Loop the chain so the first and last stitches form a loop. Chain these together with the last round 2mm bead strung incorporated into the stitch, forming the clasp loop.
  4. Work 20 chain stitches with 1 nugget bead in each stitch.
  5. Work {1 plain chain stitch and 1 beaded chain stitch} sixty times. (2mm beads and 6° seed beads)
  6. Place the big-eye needle at the end of the cord. Pass through the button three times.
  7. Use a square knot to tie the cord to itself on the wrong side of the button and trim.