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-2 Yards 1/8” leather hank – any color (gray is nice)
-Beads (24 White pony beads, 4 black acrylic rings – 10 mm, acrylic cabochons 8x8 oval crystal)
Begin by gluing the 2 cabochons together back to back, set aside to dry. Clip the ends of the lace to a point. Thread on 3 pony beads and push them to the center of the lace. Using both ends of the lace, thread on 1 black ring and 2 pony beads and push them up tight against the other beads. On one side of this set of beads thread 1 pony bead on 1 lace. With the same lace go back through the bead and pull the lace through the bead and pull the lace though until only 1/8” loop is left. Push bead up close to first bead set. Repeat for other side. Next add 1 more longer set on each side of the 2 single beads. Then add 1 more single bead as before on the sides of the long sets. Last, using both ends of the lace thread on 2 beads and 1 black ring. Then thread 1 bead on one end of the lace and 2 beads on the other end. Thread the end with one 1 bead through the second bead on the other end. Pull the ends tight so the beads will be tight against the others. Glue the cabochons in the center hole. Tie the laces towards the end and clip ends if needed.
Taken from Orthodox Church in America