Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.
Step 1
Project Note: 2-Chain Nose Pliers are needed to complete this project.  

Project Note: Finished necklace length is Opera length, or about 36". Although the necklace is made to fit over-the-head, adjust length as desired by adjusting the number of beads or amount of chain.
  
Use a bead board to lay out the necklace design.  
Step 2
Unwrap entire length of silk cord from one package and stretch the cord prior to use. Wrap the length of cord, working in 8" sections, around your index fingers, and stretch the silk cord by pulling tightly. Stretching the cord prior to use will prevent the cord from stretching and sagging while in use, especially when using heavy beads. 
Step 3
Measure a 4" length of chain. Use two pairs of chain nose pliers to grasp the chain links and twist the links open to achieve desired length, or cut the length of chain needed with heavy duty wire cutters. Set aside. 
Step 4
Measure an 18" length of chain. Open both of the links just past 18" with chain nose pliers, to release the 18" length. 
Step 5
Tie the silk cord end (opposite of the needle end) onto one end of the chain. Wrap cord around last chain link 3-4 times and tie a double knot to secure. 
Step 6
Begin stringing the end beads onto the needle of the silk cord. Thread three amber beads and seven white howlite beads.
 
TIP: To keep beads from rolling away, leave beads on design board while stringing. 
Step 7
String one pyrite bead and one amber bead onto the silk cord, followed by the 4" length of chain. To thread the chain, string the needle through both ends of the chain and bring the needle back up through the amber bead, the pyrite bead and the white howlite bead. Pull the cord tight so that you do not have too much slack in the silk cord. 
Step 8
String the next side of the necklace with six more white howlite beads and three more amber beads. 
Step 9
Thread the needle through the remaining chain end of the necklace, looping the silk cord around the last chain link 3-4 times. Tie a double knot to secure. 
Step 10
Trim both silk cord ends with sharp scissors and apply a small dab of bead stringing glue on top of the small knots to secure and keep the cord from unraveling. 
Step 11
To make the tassel, pull two skeins of floss (one at a time) through the 4" chain loop so that the floss folds in half over the chain. 
Step 12
Wrap your silk cord tightly around the top of the floss several times and tie a double knot to secure. 
Step 13
Use remaining silk cord to string small 3 mm white glass beads onto the cord. String enough beads to wrap around the floss several times. Tie a double knot to secure. Trim excess cord. 
Step 14
Add a small dab of bead stringing glue on top of knot to secure. 
Step 15
Trim bottom loops of floss with scissors.
 
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