Necklace with Jade, Wood, and Printed Reed
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I have been thinking about how to use some of my new jade beads from China. Yesterday I took a break to work out a design I have been thinking about. I combined jade with wooden beads; I also used some unusual beads that are made from reed, with designs printed on them. I strung the beads on brown cotton cord, using knots between the beads as part of the design. I made the necklace long enough so that I could finish it with knots and beads instead of a metal clasp.