Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 2 Hours
How to Make a Hematite & Gold Necklace with Tassel
Spend an afternoon crafting this dramatic tassel necklace! This project is the perfect way for an intermediate jewelry crafter to challenge their skills and pick up a few new ones. The end result is a bold statement necklace, which will be stylish at your next special event.
Measure & cut chain
Measure and cut a 9" and a 14" section of hematite curb chain.
Attach with jump rings
Open the jump rings on the geometric chain and remove 2 of the oval links. Attach an oval link with a 6mm jump ring to the last link on the 14" chain. Open and attach a 4mm jump ring and a clasp to the other end of the chain.
Attach a crimp bead
Cut 3 sections of jewelry wire 10" long. String on a crimp bead and loop the wire back through the crimp leaving a small loop, and crimp with the crimping tool.
String E beads & rondelles
String 1 strand with 2 bronze E beads and the strand of the metallic gold rondelles. Complete this strand with 2 bronze E beads and a crimp bead. Loop the wire back through the crimp and several beads. Leave a small loop at the end, crimp and trim off any excess wire.
String second wire
String the second wire with 2 black E beads, the strand of jet black rondelles and 2 black E beads. Add a crimp bead and loop the wire back through the crimp and several beads. Leave a small loop at the end, crimp and trim off any excess wire.
String third wire
String the third wire with 2 black E beads, 39 grey pearls and 2 black E beads. Add a crimp bead and loop the wire back through the crimp and several beads. Leave a small loop at the end, crimp and trim off any excess wire.
Attach jump rings to oval links
Twist open a 6mm jump ring and slide on the last link of the 9" chain and the 3 beaded strands. Attach a jump ring to the oval link 4mm jump ring. Repeat with the other end of the strands and oval link. Attach a 4mm jump ring to the top hole in the oval link.
String eye pin
For the tassel, string a 2" eye pin with 4 pave beads, a black diamond, hematite, gold and topaz.
String jump ring
Remove the jump ring from the fine chain strand. Open a 6mm jump ring and string it on the end of the chain. Measure about 6" and loop on the jump ring. Repeat 9 times.
Attach with jump ring
Attach the jump ring to the loop on the beaded eye pin. Attach the other eye pin to the center of the 9" chain with a 6mm jump ring.