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Statement Tassel Bib Necklace

Necklace would suit an intermediate skill level

Materials

1 clasp
36cm chain
1 50x112mm hammered thin multi loop moon connector
20cm tiger tail
2 crimp beads
2 wire guardians
2 crimp bead covers
21 30mm cotton tassels
22 head pins
2 eye pin
286mm jump rings
10 8mm jump rings
13 10mm jump rings

10 8mm colourful turquoise synthetic round beads
12 10mm colourful turquoise synthetic round beads

Material for the orange & teal necklace are the same except:
ORANGE
14 8mm howlite (synthetic) round beads – orange
8 10x3mm howlite (synthetic) rondelle beads – black
BLACK
21 6mm howlite (synthetic) round beads – black
8 12x3mm howlite (synthetic) rondelle beads – black

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Precut your chain into two 18cm lengths. The 10mm jump ring are sturdy so you will need two sets of pliers to open & close them.

1 Take one head pin and thread one 8mm bead. Create a beaded-dangle by creating a wire loop. Make your loop slightly large than normal. Once you made the loop undo it gently and attach to the first hole of the moon connector.

2 Attach four more 8mm beads on every second hole of the moon connector using the technique in step 1. Use the pictures as a guide.

3 Now attach twelve 10mm beads to every second hole along the moon connector.

4 Finish by attaching five 8mm beads to every second hole on the moon connector. You should finish on the last hole.

NOTE If you use the small head pins included in the kit you only have to cut a few millimetres off for the 8mm beads and none for the 10mm

5 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread it through the top of one tassel. Now attach the tassel to the empty hole between the first and second beaded-dangle. Keep attaching tassels to all the empty holes on the moon connector. You will attach twenty-one tassels in total

6 Take one 8mm jump ring and thread the 6mm jump rings attached to the two first tassels on the moon connector. *Now take another 8mm jump ring and thread the 6mm jump rings attached to the next two tassels**. Repeat from * to ** eight more times. You should be left with one attached tassel at the end.

7 Join up all the 8mm jump rings using 10mm jump rings. Take one 10mm jump ring and thread the first two 8mm jump rings. * Now take one more 10mm jump ring and thread the second threaded 8mm jump ring and rethreaded 8mm jump ring next to it**. Repeat from * to ** eight times. Now take one more 10mm jump ring and thread the last 8mm jump ring and the 6mm jump ring attach to the last tassel.

8 Take two 6mm jump ring and attach one jump ring each side of the moon connector.

9 Take the 20cm section of tiger tail and thread a crimp bead, one wire guardian and through the crimp bead again. Using your crimping pliers secure the crimp bead and cover with a crimp cover.

For the teal necklace thread twenty-one 6mm bead and for the orange necklace thread fourteen 8mm beads.

Finish the beaded-strap by threading a crimp bead and work through one wire guardian and through the crimp bead again. Close the crimp bead and cover with a crimp cover.

10 Create a beaded-connector by taking four large rondelle beads and threading them on one eye pin. Finish with a wire loop. Repeat so you have two beaded-connectors. Using 10mm jump rings attach to the two 6mm jump rings attached to each side of the moon connector.

11 Take one 6mm jump ring and attach one side of the beaded-strap from step 9 to one of the 6mm jump rings attached to the moon connector. Repeat for other side.

12 Finish by using 6mm jump ring to attach the two 18cm section of chain to the beaded-connectors. Use a 6mm jump ring to attach the clasp on one chain and thread a 10mm jump ring on the end of the other.