This collection of bead jewelry draws on the beauty of Chinese knots for its inspiration. Knotting is an ancient art form in China and is often formed with silk cords both for practical and decorative purposes. The intricate designs of these knots are often used to add interest and elegance in the decoration of functional objects.
The double coin knot which the main focus of this collection of jewelry is so named as it looks like two overlapping traditional Chinese coins. These coins are round but have a square hole in the middle. As the knot is perfectly symmetrical, it also connotes double perfection. Coins of course, denote money and in this aspect, Chinese merchants often carry these knots about their person in the belief that it will bring prosperity.
Beauty in simplicity - The Little Princess Necklace. A simpler but no less elegant necklace featuring a single double coin knot. A beautiful octagonal Swarovski crystal is suspended from the knot to give a very sophisticated look.
The neck strap features a flat spiral weave. Through the use of magatamas instead of just round seed beads, the neck strap is extremely supple and textured. And to finish, a small and exquisite lotus bud like toggle ball secures the necklace.
The Double Coin Knot Little Princess Necklace Tutorial Booklet