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High-rise tassel necklace and earrings

Highrise tassel necklace
Create a large stack of disk beads for the tassel necklace and a mini stack for matching earrings.

Tassels are trendy! Build a tower of disk beads in a easy necklace that you can make today and wear tonight. You can use turquoise, or substitute budget-friendly howlite or magnesite. Slip the simple chain over your head for easy wear — perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle! 


Necklace 28 in. (71 cm)

  • 8 12 mm turquoise, magnesite, or howlite disk beads
  • 3 mm round bead
  • 6 mm metal heishi spacer
  • 4 mm flat spacer
  • 3 3⁄4 in. (9.5 cm) 22-gauge wire
  • 2 1⁄2 in. (6.4 cm) 24-gauge wire 
  • 48 in. (1.22 m) rolo chain, 1.5 mm links
  • 15 mm cone
  • 2 pairs of chainnose pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Disk beads from Kandu Beads, Check your local bead store for supplies.


Highrise tassel necklace 1
Step 1
To make the tassel: Cut a 33⁄4-in. (9.5 cm) piece of 22-gauge wire. On one end, make a plain loop. Cut four 5-in. (13 cm) pieces of chain. Open the wire loop and attach the center link of each chain. Close the loop.
Highrise tassel necklace 2
Step 2
On the wire, string a cone, eight disk beads, a heishi spacer, and a 4 mm spacer. Make a wrapped loop
Highrise tassel necklace 3
Step 3
To make the bead connector on the necklace: Cut a 21⁄2-in. (6.4 cm) piece of 24-gauge wire. On one end, make the first half of a wrapped loop. String a 3 mm bead. Make the first half of a wrapped loop.
Highrise tassel necklace 4
Step 4
Cut a 28-in. (71 cm) piece of chain. String the tassel on the chain. Attach each end link to a loop of the bead connector. Complete the wraps.
To make matching earrings, follow the technique outlined in Steps 1 and 2, but with an easy modification: use only four beads on each earring, and shorter pieces of chain! Just attach ear wires and you're done. 
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