Katiedids™ Tassel Necklace
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Katiedids™ Tassel Necklace

The variegated color of the stone beads creates a delicate, casual look. Use sparkly crystals in a monochromatic hue for a bolder, dressier design.

Designed by Katie Hacker.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Variegated Dyed Jade Faceted Rounds, 4mm – Aqua/White (46)
  • Glass Faceted Rondelles, 6mm – Clear (7)
  • Artistic Wire, 22 ga. – Silver
  • Beadalon® 19 Wire, .018" – Silver
  • Katiedids™ Round, 5-hole
  • Fancy Bail – Silver
  • Crimp Beads, #1 – Silver (4)
  • Lines Crimp Covers – Silver (4)
  • EZ-Crimp Lobster Clasp – Silver
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Tool
  • Mighty Crimping Tool
 

Project Instructions

Cut seven two and a ½" lengths of small cable chain.

Cut a 16" length of Artistic Wire. Make a large loop, string the chains onto the loop, then wrap it shut.

Pass the wire through a set of holes on a circle component, then pass the wire through a 4mm bead and wrap it across the surface of the channel.

Continue wrapping around the component, adding a bead on each pass until you reach the other hole on the 25mm circle.

Pass the wire through the hole toward the outside and make another wrapped loop. Continue wrapping and adding beads until you reach the original loop. Coil the wire once around the base of the loop. Cut off any extra wire.

Cut another 16" length of Artistic Wire and make wrapped loop to connect it to the first beaded circle component. Repeat the technique to bead the surface of the component, but it attach the top loop to a fancy bail as shown.

Cut three 18" lengths of Beadalon® 19 and string the pendant onto the center.

On each side of the pendant, pass each wire through a different color 4mm bead, then hold the wires together and string a 6mm bead. Repeat this twice more.

Adjust the beaded section so it's centered on the wires, then string a crimp bead onto each side of the focal section. Crimp it and attach a crimp cover.

Braid the wires together on each side of the necklace. Crimp ¼" from each end and attach a crimp cover.

Cut off two of the wires, then attach an EZ-Crimp™ end to each end of the necklace.

Tips

Techniques: stringing, wire wrapping, crimping Product Focus: 22-gauge silver Artistic Wire, Katiedids™ Creative Components