Retired - Summer Americana Tassel Necklace

PROJECT N2198
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
The Summer Americana Tassel Necklace is a boho chic take on a classic primary color palette.
Instructions
This necklace measures approximately 32 inches. To modify the length, simply adjust the length of beads strung respectively.
  1. Take the charm chain and separate out the coins. Add a jump ring to each coin charm. You will need 18 charms. Set these aside.
  2. Remove the griffin silk from the card. Stretch it out a bit by running it through your hands. Cut two lengths of silk; one 2.5 feet and one 3.5 feet.
  3. To one end of the silk there will be a twisted wire needle. Move to the opposite end and add a twisted wire needle. To the other length of silk, add a twisted wire needle the both ends.
  4. Take the two ends of silk and string them up and back down through one thread protector. Slip on one lobster clasp onto the thread protector. Leaving one tail that is about two inches for both, tie an overhand knot. Add a dab of GS Hypo Cement and then add a crimp cover.
  5. String on one striped red, white, and blue seed bead on to both strands.
  6. Then on to the longer strand, string on the beads in the following order. Note: For simplicity sake, I will refer to the striped red, white, and blue seed beads as blue beads. String on: 33 white beads, 3 wood beads, 10 blue beads, 1 wood, 1 white, 1 coin, 1 white, 1 wood, 3 blue beads, 1 wood, 1 white, 1 coin, 1 white, 1 wood, 3 blue beads, 1 wood, 1 white, 1 coin, 1 white, 1 wood, 10 blue beads, 3 wood beads, 5 white, 1 wood, 1 white, 1 tassel, 1 white, 1 wood, 5 white, 3 wood, 1 blue, 1 coin, 1 blue, 1 wood, 1 blue, 1 coin, 1 blue, 1 wood, 1 blue, 1 coin, 1 blue, 3 wood, 5 white, 1 wood, 1 white, and in the center, 1 tassel. From here, reverse this above pattern to work your way to the other side. Once you have strung all of your beads, place a bead stopper on the end of the cord.
  7. On to the shorter strand, string: 5 white, 1 wood, 3 blue, 1 wood, 10 white, 1 wood, 3 blue, 1 wood, 3 blue, 1 wood, 10 white, 1 wood, 1 blue, 1 coin, 1 blue, 1 wood, 3 white, 1 wood, 1 blue, 1 coin, 1 blue, 1 wood, 3 white, 3 wood, 1 blue, 1 tassel, 1 blue, 1 wood, 1 white, 1 coin, 1 white, 1 wood, 1 blue and in the center 1 tassel. From here, reverse this above pattern to work your way to the other side.
  8. String on one blue bead on to both strands.
  9. Take both cords up and over the thread protector. This may be a snug fit, so if you need to you can widen the opening of the thread protector a bit with a chain nose plier, and once the threads are through, gently pinch it closed. Add a closed jump ring to the thread protector, then make an overhand knot. Add a dab of GS Hypo Cement and then add a crimp cover. Trim the ends of the griffin silk. And you're all done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCS-9027 - Czech Glass, Bohemian Aged 5/0 Round Seed Beads, 10 Grams, Red/White/Blue Stripes Full AB
    Project uses 1 Package. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-1022 - EuroWood Natural Wood Beads, Round 6mm Diameter, 200 Pieces, Red
    Project uses 1 Package. You will need 1 package.

  • PTS-141 - Silk Rayon Thread Pendant, Tassel with End Cap 30mm, 2 Pieces, Silver and Navy Blue
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • CHX-2054 - Bulk Chain, with 10mm Ancient Coin Charm Links, Sold By The Inch, Antiqued Silver Plated
    Project uses 4 Inches. You will need 4 packages.

  • BCS-6140 - Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Snow White Opaque (1 Ounce)
    Project uses 1 Package. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9406 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 4 Dark Blue
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4713 - Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 15mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4165 - Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1055 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5418 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5253 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
  • XTL-3251 - BeadSmith Beading Needles, Flexible Twisted Wire FINE, 50 Pack
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme USA/Patriotic, Summer, Boho
Ingredients BCS-9027, BWD-1022, PTS-141, CHX-2054, BCS-6140, XCR-9406, FCL-4713, FCR-4165, FCR-1055, FJR-5418, FJR-5253,
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Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass, Bohemian Aged 5/0 Round Seed Beads, 10 Grams, Red/White/Blue Stripes Full AB
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: BCS-9027
EuroWood Natural Wood Beads, Round 6mm Diameter, 200 Pieces, Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 200 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: BWD-1022
Silk Rayon Thread Pendant, Tassel with End Cap 30mm, 2 Pieces, Silver and Navy Blue
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: PTS-141
Charm Chain, 10mm Ancient Coin Charm, Antiqued Silver Plated, by the Inch
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = By The Inch.
$0.95 / Package | SKU: CHX-2054
Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Snow White Opaque (1 Ounce)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$1.84 / Package | SKU: BCS-6140
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 4 Dark Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.91 / Package | SKU: XCR-9406
Silver Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .024 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.34 / Package | SKU: FCR-4165
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 5mm (144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$6.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-1055
Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: FJR-5418
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Tools and Other Supplies:

G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
$5.84 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.77 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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