a Pipe Knot Pendant and Spiral Wire Earrings!

I learned a new skill today! I was idly drinking my coffee this morning and I decided to see if there was anything new to learn in the realm of you-tube jewelry tutorials and indeed there was…pipe knots!

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So I watched this video, grabbed a spool of macrame cord and a Pandora style bead and went to town!

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It was quick and easy, my type of project, I will totally be whipping up a bunch of these for the craft fair! I made a pair of simple spiral earrings to match. Nifty!

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After I made the pendant I knotted the loose ends under the bead but it looked too gaudy (and I should know!) so I untied it and decided to secure my bead with my trusty Gorilla Super Glue…That bead is going nowhere!

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I made an adjustable knot cord for the pendant to live on. I have a video tutorial here. and everything was fine-and-cherry-wine 😀 So, what did you learn today? Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

13 thoughts on “a Pipe Knot Pendant and Spiral Wire Earrings!

  1. Gorgeous pieces. I saw the second photo and I was thinking “pretty – I wonder how she got the bead to stay.” Never fear you always tell us the “how to.” 🙂 TFS.

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  2. Beautiful!!! And do you have any tips for getting these clear, gorgeous shots? I’m getting a LITTLE better at some of my other photography skills, but I still have lots of trouble with jewelry. Thank you! 🙂

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    1. Use the macro button (it looks like a flower on most cameras or on mine when I zoom in all the way there is a button I slide up on the side of the lens itself.) It makes a huge difference! You might want to try a tripod if you are shaky, I brace my elbows to may sides and exhale before I focus and shoot, also you might try looking through the viewfinder rather than the LCD screen when you take the photo. I hope it helps;)

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  3. Awesome and to add to all the glorious things I attribute to you, I can add follows directions well… LOL… I watched the same video you did (even used 2 mm leather like they did) Unfortunately mine did not turn out as nice as yours… LOL!!! If I keep practicing and get anything worth posting, I’ll be sure to let you know. Thanks for jump starting me this morning…

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  4. I was at AC Moore yesterday and saw this neon jellyish cord and thought right away about making earrings like this for my daughter and then got distracted by something else and never picked it up, might have to go back and get it. I wonder if it would be a bear to work with since it is so springy.

    Have to tell you that you kept me from losing my mind on spring break with all your wonderful videos. It was cold and damp and rainy, stuck inside, and I was somewhere with no craft stores closeby.

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  5. I love how your pendant turned out! I was excited to see that pipe knot how to as well. I used some leather cording I had in the stash and a pandora style bead as well, but i was not happy how my glue looked either….so I am going to try your way!!! Thank you for the idea!! P.S. I was considering leaving the “tails” of the cording on (
    Maybe two or three inches) to hang down and thread a coordinating bead on each and then knotting the ends!

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    1. you could also crimp a feather on the end of the tails, I love the idea, if you make one with tails please share a picture!

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    1. ACmoore runs good sales on wire, 40% off at least once a month and their regular prices are lower than Joanns, also Consumercrafts.com had good prices on copper and colored copper wire (silver, gold and other colors are still considered copper because copper is the base metal)

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