I've been playing around with the lucet and some lustrous rayon yarn lately. I'm experimenting with ways of using lucet cording and simple knotting to create jewelry.
I'm a total beginner at corded jewelry. I created a 90" lucet cord using Lucci Rayon, my Wool Tree Lucet, and my handy Wool Tree (great for working with cone yarns).
If you've never tried lucet cording before, it is super simple - I posted the above YouTube video some time back to demonstrate the basic technique that I've used to create this necklace.
I found the You Tube video above and followed the instructions for attaching a pendant with a figure-eight knot, as well as the instructions for the adjustable knot closures.
I left a 4" starting and ending tail on my lucet cord and beaded these tails so that my closure could also be decorative. I used a beading needle to weave the beaded tail back through the center of the lucet cord to secure it.
I wanted to create a necklace that could be worn very long or wrapped around the neck multiple times and worn as a choker. The adjustable beaded closure offers lots of opportunities to tweak the length of the necklace so that it is just perfect once wrapped around the neck, and I like to swing the pendant over the extra wraps of cording to create a unique twisted look when the necklace is worn.
After working my cord, I did hit it with some steam to smooth my stitches. I'm loving the results and looking forward to exploring more ways of creating cording and also incorporating them in my knit and crochet projects.