Monday Make :: Suede & Silk Tassel Necklace
It’s time to party! I don’t know what your year has been like, but I’m very ready to usher in some fresh, optimistic intentions with 2017. 2016 has been quite a year.
This necklace is easy, but it’s not especially quick. Tiny, faceted treasures like these take some time to string. The Suede & Silk Tassel Necklace incorporates a couple of great techniques that you’re sure to use in more projects because they’re so versatile. You’ll learn to make your own tassel with suede lace, and you’ll also learn the beauty of using Beadalon’s silk cording with an attached needle to string beads. This is a lifesaver when it comes to small beads, like we’re using here. There’s no having to worry about the doubled back material that occurs when you use a needle and beading cording. Silk is an extremely durable natural material that’s a joy to work with because of the lovely drape.
All you need to make a Suede & Silk Tassel Necklace of your own is:
- small metallic Bead Gallery® beads (I used silver, metallic silver, and mixed metallic faceted hematite)
- bead caps
- 8mm silver acrylic pearl
- 20 gauge Artistic Wire®
- suede lace
And you can even play around with these materials to customize and make the necklace your own. For example, you can use a variety of materials for your tassel. Use some unexpected shades for a fabulous splash of color.
Or you can choose a different bead cap.
You can even choose from a wide variety of colors and finishes of these tiny beauties!
But without further ado, let’s get this Monday Make started!
Thanks for visiting our page! If you liked this post you might also like the Golden Honey Knotted Tassel Necklace, which shows you how to use the Bead Knotter to create tight, even knots between your beads. Until next time, happy beading!