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Even small beads can make a dramatic necklace if you know what to do with them!
Seed beads can seem intimidating because they are so small, but with a bit of basic jewellery making knowledge you can make this dramatic fringed necklace with them.

Posted by Make and Fable from Nottingham, England, United Kingdom • Published See Make and Fable's 9 projects »
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  • How to bead a beaded tassel necklace. Seed Bead Fringe Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take 15 of the purple bead and thread onto a headpin. Using your roundnose pliers, make a plain loop and trim off the excess wire.

  • How to bead a beaded tassel necklace. Seed Bead Fringe Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Repeat step 1 until you have 5x dangles.

  • How to bead a beaded tassel necklace. Seed Bead Fringe Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    In the same way, create 6x dangles with 13 hematite beads on and 6x dangles with 10 purple beads on. Arrange them as in the picture.

  • How to bead a beaded tassel necklace. Seed Bead Fringe Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take 50cm of beading wire and thread on a crimp bead. Take the short end of the wire back through the crimp to create a loop and flatten the crimp with your chainnose pliers. Leave a short tail of wire.

  • How to bead a beaded tassel necklace. Seed Bead Fringe Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Thread on 100x hematite beads then begin alternating seed beads with the bead dangles, in the order we laid them out in. Once all the dangles are on, thread on another 100 beads.

  • How to bead a beaded tassel necklace. Seed Bead Fringe Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finish by threading on another crimp bead, making a loop and flattening the crimp as we did in step 4. Make sure the tails of beading wire from creating the loops are tucking into the beads and not sticking out. Use one jump ring to attach the clasp to a loop and on the opposite loop to complete the necklace.

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