Beads, Baubles & Jewels: An Artistic Approach

I love the way tassels can kick any design up a notch. Tammy Honaman made the blue tassel shown above on a previous episode of Beads, Baubles & Jewels and I put the rest together. All of them are in regular rotation in my wardrobe.

Tammy bundled ribbon and chain together, strung this grouping on a wrapped wire loop, and then passed the wire through a handmade precious metal clay cap for a completely one-of-a-kind look. Swarovski crystals were worked in for good measure — and some bling!

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I used tassels from Leather Cord USA three different ways in the other designs. For my first necklace, I stitched a peyote cylinder around the tassel top and then passed the loop through a large-hole bead to embellish it. On my second piece, I used a jump ring to attach a charm. The third necklace is an example of just how much it changes the look when you suspend a tassel below a pendant.

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Who doesn’t love birthstones? I’ve met a lot of people who started beading because they wanted to make birthstone jewelry as a gift. Candie Cooper has some great ideas for making birthstone jewelry in this episode.

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I enjoy following Syndee Holt on Instagram and seeing the world through her eyes. I love it when she brings polymer clay projects to Beads, Baubles & Jewels because I always get inspired to try something new.

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Thanks for joining us. Tune in next week to see what’s in store for you.

Katie Hacker
Host, Beads, Baubles & Jewels and Content Strategist for Halstead

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