Nicole's Bead Shop Sea Spa Tassel NecklaceBack to category
Nicole's Bead Shop Sea Spa Tassel Necklace
If you can't actually be at the beach today, at least you can pretend you're there by wearing this calming Sea Spa necklace. The cool Blue colors, Silver accents, and flowing motion of the tassels remind us of serene summer afternoons spent gazing at crystal waters.
- Time:1-1/2 hours
1You'll need to know how to use jump rings and crimp tubes to make this necklace. Jewelry-making newbie? Go from novice to pro by visiting A.C. Moore's official Jewelry Making Playlist on YouTube! Copy this link and paste into a new browser window: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5A6A9BC5F69D5528
2Lay out the strand of connected metal connectors. Remove the first and last jump ring on the connected strand, leaving the other jump rings connected.
3Cut a 12 inch length of beading wire. Use a crimp tube to attach one end of the wire to the middle loop of an end connector. String a package of aqua pearls onto the wire. Cut a 2 inch length of extender chain. Use a crimp tube to attach the beading wire to the 2 inch chain. Repeat this step, attaching the wire with pearls to a lobster claw clasp.
4Cut twelve 4 inch lengths of floss, gather them together, and line up the ends. Gather the thread together at the center using a 6 mm jump ring and fold in half. Cut a 6 inch length of floss. Snugly wrap the 6 inch length of floss multiple times around the folded lengths of floss, just below the jump ring. Tie the ends of the 6 inch length of floss together in a secure double knot, secure the knot with a touch of glue, and trim the excess floss. Allow the glue to dry. Trim the tassel to the desired length. *The sample tassels are each 1-1/2 inch long. Repeat this step to make a total of 24 tassels. Tip: To get evenly cut pieces of floss, cut a piece of cardboard or heavy cardstock that is the same length as the floss. Wrap the floss lengthwise around it and cut the floss flush at the top and bottom.
5Use 4 mm jump rings to attach three tassels to three bottom loops on each connector.