Mixed Media Jewelry in the Pink with Tassels, Beads and More!
Pink anytime of year is wonderful. Pink in October reminds us to take pause and think of those who have battled, and those who are fighting breast cancer. It’s a time to don the “pink” in all sorts of ways, show your personality, and more importantly, your love and support. The eBook, 10 Pink Projects can help kick up your mixed media jewelry repetoire and pink accessories quotient. Or, maybe it can help get you started.
Mixed Media Jewelry in Pink
Choose a mixed media jewelry project to make based on your favorite beadweaving stitch. You’ll find netting, right-angle weave, ladder stitch, or a combination like you’ll find in this design, Magdala Bracelet by Nancy Peterson.
Want to make a bold statement bracelet? Combine Lucite beads, crystals, and a multi-strand clasp to create this project by Marilyn Koponen.
Mixed Media Jewelry Tassel Project
Need a design to wear right away? Here’s a quick and easy mixed media jewelry tassel design. You can add the finished tassel to a chain and be out the door in the time it takes the glue to dry.
Pink Tassel Fringe
By Tammy Honaman
- 1 precut piece of pink leather fringe
- 8” 1mm leather cording
- 20” Small link chain for adding to tassel
- Assorted charms
- Assorted crystal pendants
- 7 Jumprings
- Leather Adhesive
- 2 pair Flat-nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Toothpick (or similar for applying bead of adhesive)
Leather and charms from The Lipstick Ranch
Create the Leather Tassel
Step 1. Apply a bead of adhesive along the top edge, across the width of the leather fringe. Fold the leather cording in half. Place onto the leather fringe so the folded loop peaks above the edge of the leather fringe, and it’s positioned close to the edge you’ll be rolling from.
Step 2. Begin to roll the leather fringe, keeping the top edge even.
Seal the end and clean up any excess adhesive.
Step 3. Under the fringe, tie the leather cord ends together to form a loop. Apply a bit of adhesive to seal the knot. Set aside to allow the adhesive to cure.
Jazz it Up with a Chain Tassel
Step 4. Cut the 20” length of chain into four staggered lengths. Open a jumpring then add the last link on one end of each cut length of chain. Close the jumpring.
Step 5. Use a jumpring to add a charm to the longest length of chain.
Repeat to add a charm to each length of chain.
Tip: the goal is to stagger the finished lengths so I added the smallest charm to the longest length of chain and the longest charm to the shortest length. You may need to change that up accordingly.
Finish, Then Wear Out the Door
Step 6. Trim the leather cording ends close to the knot. Use a jumpring to connect the leather loop to the jumpring the chains are connected to, bringing both “tassels” together.
Have fun wearing your tassel as a pendant, turn it into a purse fob, or some other fun accessory that shows your love and support.
Be sure to check out the rest of the projects in the Pink Jewelry eBook – there are lots of designs in there to help you spread the pink love! Have a story to share or a pink design you’d like to include in our member gallery? Please leave a comment or upload a picture here.
Yours in creativity,