The bead tassel necklace is popular now. I have a new navy and white sweater that I’ll be able to wear soon, but I don’t have a necklace that will go with it. Until now. Let me show you how I made this bead tassel necklace.
You’ll need 4 different sizes of beads. The colored beads are 12mm Natural Blue Sandstone. I used 14 of them. The white beads are 8mm glass pearls. The number of beads you use will depend on your desired necklace length. I used about 42 of them. I also added a couple of silver metal contrasting beads. And last, a hand full of seed beads to use as spacers between the large beads.
The jewelry findings you’ll need are 2 jump rings, 2 crimp beads, 2 crimp covers, a lobster claw clasp, and a bail. I didn’t think to show it in this picture, but I used 49 strand beading wire.
When stringing your beads onto the wire be sure to add your bail in the center.
After your beads have all been strung, add a crimp bead and a jump ring. Pass the wire back through the crimp bead.
Use your crimper to close the crimp bead.
Then add a crimp cover to hide your crimp bead. Clip the wire tail.
Add your lobster clasp onto the remaining jump ring, before repeating this process for the other end of the necklace.
You can purchase a tassel, but I made my own with embroidery floss. See this post how I make my tassels. I used the bail’s prong to grab the top of the tassel, and squeezed it shut. If it makes you feel more secure, you can add a drop of E6000 jewelry glue.
And that’s all there is to it. If tassels go out of style, I can always open the bail and put a different pendant in it’s place.
I made this purple and white one for a friend who admired the navy one.
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