Sep 192017

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.

tasseled affaire necklace cover

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:

Enjoy the video and happy creating.

Watch the A Tasseled Affaire-Porcelain Bead & Beaded Tassel Necklace Jewelry Tutorial video at YouTube.

Mar 142016

turquoise tassel necklace

Tassels are fun to wear and there are so many different ways to make them! I love the ones made from beads, like in these Crystal Tassel Earrings, but you can also make them out of leather or chain, or any kind of fiber you can think of.

Today’s necklace combines a tassel focal with a beaded asymmetrical chain. I tried to find a link to the chain I used but couldn’t. I did find a few interesting looking chains that would work:

Materials & Tools:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Turquoise Tassel Necklace Video Tutorial over at YouTube.