TIP: Don’t stretch the cords when knotting. Tie with cord relaxed, but with extra slack taken up.
Cut three 12" strands of elastic cord. Pull on the ends to prestretch the cords.
Pick up one strand and string on one Amazonite gemstone bead and one 3mm spacer (choose black or silver). Repeat 23 times. String final gemstone bead and one large hole nugget spacer.
Tie ends of cords together with a Surgeon's Knot. (Fig 1) Tighten securely.
For the next strand, alternate 6mm African Turquoise beads and TierraCast Gunmetal Seed Beads. Finish with a large-hole nugget spacer and a Surgeon's knot.
For the final strand, alternate Botanical Beads and 4mm moonstone beads.
Trim excess elastic cord at knots. Tuck knots into large-hole spacers as much as possible.
Pick up all three strands and stack in desired order, with large hole spacers aligned at back. Open pinch bail wide enough to fit over beads and place it over all three strands at front (opposite large hole spacers). Before closing pinch bail, add link onto peg. Pinch closed securely.
1 each #49-965-61-AS TierraCast 21mm Botanical Birds Link - Antiqued Silver Plated
24 3mm Disk Spacers (We linked 2 options; both are similar to what TierraCast used. Depending on your preference, choose either the silver plate TierraCast disk spacers, or the matte black Miyuki seed beads.)
1 strand (use 24 beads) #21-886-007 or 21-886-002-02 6mm Round Gemstone Beads (Our Amazonite is usually lighter than than the bright blue Amazonite used in the TierraCast's design. Chinese turquoise might be a better color match).