Fold deer hide in half, and make a larks-head knot on the sterling link, being careful to keep the cord flat.
The deer hide cord is very supple. Cut the end at an angle and "screw" into the center crimp. For best results, bring lace all the way through the crimp portion, trim end flat, and pull back into place before crimping. You can also add a drop of glue for extra security.
Add beads in desired pattern, make a secure loop, and attach to loop of crimp end. (See Technique Sheet below for detailed instruction on making a loop on a head pin.)
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.
Suggested Supplies (Note: This necklace was made in 2013 ... original components are listed, but some are no longer available so we've tried to link alternate parts into the list above. Please email us if you need help finding additional alternates!)