I’ve seen it so many times before and yet it always amazes me that having to seek solutions to design problems always leads to a better finished design than if you didn’t have the problem in the first place.
I’m not entirely sure that calling this beautiful hand-painted Chinese porcelain bead a “problem” is at all correct , but, in my mind it just seemed a bit small for a focal bead.
The solution, creating a tassel out of beaded chain, makes the bead so much more than it would’ve been otherwise. Not to mention that tassels are trendy and fun to wear.
I don’t know about you but whenever I wear a necklace with tassels I find there’s something irresistible about it and I can’t help but play and fiddle with it all day long.
So take another look in your bead stash and perhaps find a bead that you thought wasn’t quite large enough to be a focal. Give it a fun tassel and make yourself a great new necklace!
For only some of the beads was able to find links to the exact ones I used. Otherwise I gave you a link to a page of several supplies to choose from. Hope you find this list helpful!
Tools & Materials:
- leaf dangle charms
- 8mm round beads
- 8mm crystal rondelles
- 6mm bicones
- 4mm Czech glass-Beige Luster
- 3mm Czech glass-opaque medium purple
- 20 gauge wire
- 28 x 18 mm hand painted Chinese porcelain focal bead
- One Step Loopers 1.5mm & 3mm
- Chain nose pliers
- 10 mm soldered ring
- necklace chain w/clasp
Enjoy the video and happy creating.
Watch the A Tasseled Affaire-Porcelain Bead & Beaded Tassel Necklace Jewelry Tutorial video at YouTube.