1. On your work surface, arrange the four cords so they are parallel. On an outer cord, string a pearl, and slide it close to the coil. Bring the four cords together after the pearl, and tie an overhand knot (Basics) with all of the cords, keeping them parallel and in order (Photo E). Aim to tie the knot no more than 3/4 in. (1.9 cm) from the coil.
2. On each outer cord, string a pearl, and slide them close to the previous knot. Bring the four cords together after the pearls, and tie another overhand knot about 3/4 in. (1.9 cm) from the previous knot (Photo F).
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have seven pearl sections. For the repeats of step 1, string the pearl on alternating outer cords.