Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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bright and neutral tassel collar necklace

Step 1
Cut about four coils of memory wire for the collar necklace. 
Step 2
Form a simple wire loop by grasping the memory wire between the jaws of a pair of round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire until a small loop is formed. 
Step 3
Thread 15 wood beads onto the memory wire from the opposite side of the wire as the loop. 
Step 4
Make the first tassel. To make a tassel, leave the label wraps on the floss skein and find an end of the floss. Carefully pull out a 9" length of floss and cut. Then cut the 9" length down to one 3" length and one 6" length. Set aside. 
Step 5
Without taking off the labels, fold the skein in half over the memory wire so that the loops of both ends are side-by-side. Snip off the label wraps. 
Step 6
Wrap the 6" floss length around the floss skein about ½" below the memory wire. When you have gone around a few times, tie a double knot in the back. 
 
TIP: Do not trim floss skein yet. 
Step 7
Slide a wood bead onto the memory wire. 
Step 8
Repeat Steps 4-7 for remaining tassels. 
Step 9
Add wood beads to the memory wire until there are 15 beads between the last tassel and the end. 
Step 10
Make a loop at the end of the memory wire. Trim excess wire. 
Step 11
Choose one of the center tassels to begin with, and cut the tassel so it hangs 1½" below the center wrap, or to the desired length. Repeat for the remaining center tassels. Do not trim the first and last tassels yet. 
Step 12
For the two tiny tassels hanging from the memory wire loops in the back, you will create from the first and last tassel, and will be making it upside-down from the existing tassels. Separate the folded loop halves of the first tassel. Trim the back half loops to match the length of the center tassels. Pull out two strands of the cut pieces from each tassel and discard remaining scraps of floss. 
Step 13
Slide one of the scrap floss strands through the bottom loops of one of the front tassel loops still intact and knot at the bend of the loops. Slide the knot so the ends are inside the loops. 
Step 14
Wrap the remaining scrap floss piece around outside of the loop strands a few times, just above the knot, and tie a knot. 
Step 15
Repeat Steps 12-14 with the last tassel. 
Step 16
Cut the first and last tassel to match the center tassels, or to the desired length, which will cut off the tiny tassels. 
Step 17
Even out all tassels, if needed. 
Step 18
Slide tiny tassels onto the memory wire loop ends through the scrap floss piece at the top. 
Step 19
Add a dab of glue at the knots on the back of the tassels and let dry. 
Step 20
To wear, simply open the memory wire necklace at the sides and slide around neck.
 
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