Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

amazonite beaded necklace

It’s easier than you think to design your own jewelry – just pick your very favorite beads from our (awesome) selection, then string them together, just the way you like. Add a silky tassel out of embroidery floss to make this necklace really shine!
Step 1
Measure and cut a strand of medium mahogany pearl cotton floss that’s 48" long. At each end of this length, thread about 1" of the floss through a collapsible eye needle. Now you should have two collapsible needles attached to your floss, one at each end. 
Step 2
Fold the floss in half and line up its two ends so that the collapsible eye needles are next to each other. Lay floss and needles vertically on your working surface so that the halfway fold is at the bottom, with needles and floss ends pointing upward. 
Step 3
Find one end of the copper metallic floss. Carefully pull out and cut 12" of it, without disturbing the rest of the skein. Set this 12" piece aside; you’ll pick it up again in Step 7. 
Step 4
You’ll make the tassel for this necklace by attaching the rest of the copper skein to the mahogany floss with a lark’s head knot. To do this, slide the copper metallic floss’s plastic packaging halfway down the skein. Lay the copper floss horizontally across the mahogany floss, so that its midpoint is about 1" above the folded end. 
Step 5
Bring both ends of the mahogany floss (including the needles) down and over the copper floss. Thread the needles through the center of the mahogany floss’s fold, then bring them up again. Pull the ends taut to complete your lark’s head knot. Now your copper floss is firmly attached to the mahogany floss and you’re ready to make it into a tassel. 
Step 6
While firmly holding the mahogany floss at the lark’s head knot, carefully remove the packaging from the rest of the copper floss skein. Try to avoid disturbing the loops as you do this. 
Step 7
Once the packaging is gone, you’ll be left with one long loop of copper floss, attached at its midpoint to the mahogany floss. Bend the ends of the copper floss down until they meet. Take the 12" piece of copper floss that you cut in Step 1 and wrap it around all of the copper floss about seven times, about ¼" below the lark’s head knot. Make sure your ends are at least 2" long on either side of the wrap and tie them into a triple knot. Allow the ends to hang and blend with the rest of the loops. 
Step 8
All that’s left for you to finish this tassel is to cut open the loops at its bottom. Go ahead and do that. Trim your tassel’s ends, if you like. You can make it as long or short as you like, it’s your tassel! 
Step 9
Set your floss and tassel aside for a bit. Set out your beads and separate the copper dot beads from the antique gold beads.
 
TIP: You won’t need the antique gold dot beads for this necklace, which means you can put them aside for another fun project!
Step 10
Grab your mahogany floss length again and slide a jet black bead, a copper dot bead, an oval amber bead and a second copper dot bead onto both needles at once, so that all the beads are threaded onto both sides of the mahogany floss. Push them down to sit on top of the lark’s head knot at the top of the tassel. 
Step 11
Now you can plan your beads’ order for each side of the necklace. Working on one side at a time, thread beads over each collapsible eye needle and onto the mahogany floss.
 
TIP: You can arrange your beads in whatever you order you like best. We thought the copper dot beads looked great in between the amazonite and oval amber beads. If you agree, then just use our photo on this page as a guide!
Step 12
Once you’ve strung all your beads, tie the ends of the mahogany floss into a triple knot, but do not remove the collapsible needles to do this! Instead, use the needles to slide the floss’s ends back through several of the beads on each side. This will help to keep the floss from untying. The very last thing you’ll need to do is to trim each floss end as close to the nearest bead as possible. 
 
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