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"Checkmate" Knitted & Beaded Necklace

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Category Jewelry
Type Necklace, Accessory
Style Retro / Vintage, Whimsical, Romantic
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Yarns, glass beads, metal-and-crystal pendant, brass hardware.

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of just thinking up the design! I'm so new to making jewelry (although not to knitting) that I wouldn't have thought I had the repertoire yet to even think about designing my own. But there's something about working with these I-cords made from the color cards of my company's line of yarns that gives me the initial idea for the design.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Again, I'm very new to jewelry-making, so I don't feel totally qualified to write detailed instructions, so my advice would be to have at least a working knowledge of jewelry-making techniques, such as connecting parts using jump rings. You'll also need to know how to knit the I-cord; if you don't know how, please feel free to e-mail me, and I will send you the instructions.

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