Day 17 is to use gemstones in a design.  I have had this strand of garnet beads for about 4 years and I decided to use them for this challenge.

I used pearl knotting to string these beads into a 16in necklace.

pearl knotted garnets

Materials: 6mm round garnet beads, Griffin size 4 nylon thread in garnet

Technique: pearl knotting