I had previously used natural hemp linen thread to create braided cords for my silver pendants but my friend Tegan, the fabulous antique letterpress printer, let me in on a little secret source..... Royalwood Ltd. They are the ultimate source for basket weaving supplies and Irish waxed linen cord. For a small fee, they will send you a sample card of every color and size of waxed linen you could ever hope for. I ordered spools of about 5 colors to try out and now I'm itching to order more....purple, red, indigo, mint, fuschia.
My first experiments with the dyed linen making knotted necklace strands turned out so well, I have more colorful jewelry creations sprouting in my head. I feel like an excited kid with the anticipation of new box of crayolas!
field of flax...birthplace of linen
The necklaces are all for sale on Etsy.