Turquoise and Burgundy Tassel Necklace with Button
designed byCynthia Kimura
Approximate Size20 Inches
I always enjoy using buttons in my designs. Curious about how I attached the fringe? It's a jump ring linked through the shank.
This fascinating necklace includes all of the magical colors of a desert oasis at sunset. Vivid turquoise blues mingle with rich Bordeaux colors, while hints of gold twinkle majestically. The trendy tassel dangling at the end of the Czech glass button focal brings it all together. You'll love wearing this necklace at the office, for a night on the town or anywhere else
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Slide a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube onto the strand, followed by a 5.5mm gold-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. Loop the end of the strand back through the crimp tube, to loop around the jump ring. Crimp in place and add a 3mm gold-filled crimp cover.
String the following pattern of beads onto the wire:
One gold seed bead from the Turquoise Trail 15/0 Designer Seed Bead Blend
One Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Bordeaux
One gold seed bead
One Swarovski 6mm XILION bicone in Crystal Golden Shadow
One Czech glass 3x5mm light turquoise with Picasso finish faceted roundel bead
Two Czech glass 3x5mm transparent blue and white with Picasso finish roundel beads
One light turquoise roundel bead
Repeat this pattern five times, then add a gold seed bead, a Swarovski 14mm coin pearl in Bordeaux, another gold seed bead, a bicone, a gold seed bead and three Swarovski 4mm round pearls in Bordeaux. Then, string on the Czech glass turquoise and gold floral motif button. Make a mirror image of the bead pattern on the other side of the button.
Add a crimp tube and 5.5mm jump ring to the strand, then loop the end of the strand back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover. Attach the TierraCast gold-plated pewter renaissance toggle set to the ends of the necklace.
Attach an 8mm satin Hamilton gold-plated 18 gauge open jump ring to the opening on the bottom of the button shank. This is where you will attach the tassel. To create the tassel, loop KO beading thread around the jump ring and secure in place. Add Turquoise Trail seed beads to the thread until the tassel piece is just about the length you like. Then, add a Swarovski 3mm round pearl in Bordeaux, followed by a gold seed bead. Skip the last gold seed bead and bring the thread back through the pearl and the rest of the seed beads. Knot the thread at the top of the tassel, then continue using the same thread to create tassel pieces until you are satisfied. We have about 15 strands in our tassel. Knot and trim the thread once you have enough tassel pieces.
List of Components: Czech Glass Turquoise and Gold Floral Motif Button (btn-460, qty 1) Czech Glass 3x5mm Light Turquoise with Picasso Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1151, qty 1) Czech Glass 3x5mm Transparent Blue and White with Picasso Finish Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1152, qty 1) Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Bordeaux (5810-BXP3, qty 10) Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Bordeaux (5810-BXP4, qty 11) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Bordeaux (5810-BXP6, qty 12) Swarovski 5860 14mm Coin Pearl Bordeaux (5860-BXP14, qty 2) Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Golden Shadow (5328-CGS6, qty 26) Turquoise Trail 15/0 Designer Seed Bead Blend (ADB0228, qty 1) TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Renaissance Toggle Set (G-6208, qty 1) 5.5mm Gold-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (GP-OJR06-A, qty 2) 8mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-0446, qty 1) 14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2) 3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 2)
Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown
below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from
the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up
the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color
scheme—it’s up to you!