There was a lot of love for the Seed Bead necklace tutorial, but the overwhelming theme was that many of you didn't know if you'd have the patience or time to string that many little beads. I feel your pain, so this necklace is made out of larger beads, and since it's only one strand, you can finish this project in just about an hour! You need a few more supplies than you did with the seed bead necklace, but they are all inexpensive so you can get everything you need for just around $20. Let's get started with what you'll need:
Start by adding a jump ring to one end of the chain and then with a crimp bead already on the stringing wire, loop the stringing wire through the jump ring
Make a loop of the wire and put the other looped end of the wire through the crimp bead
Just like so
Trim off the excess end of the wire like so
And then begin stringing
Add a crimp bead to another jump ring on the opposite end of the chain to complete your necklace
Finished product without tassel :)
Twist the end into a loop
And then trim off the excess wire with the wire cutters
For the tassel, cut a few strips of sheer fabric in 3x3 squares. I used standard tulle for the black tassel and crushed tulle for the white. I much preferred the crushed tulle because it was softer and gauzier, not so stiff, but I could only find it in white at my local fabric store. You could also buy a real tassel that you use for pillows and such, it would probably look really cute, a la Love Maegan. I just couldn't find a color that I liked to go with the chartreuse green beads.
Basically just fold over the fabric and then tie a strip of tulle around the top to create a little pouf
Cut a straight line at the edge (or don't if you'd prefer not to); I just didn't want it to look so much like a ghost
Add your tassel and the other decorative beads and you're done!
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