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Antiqued Tassel Necklace

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If you have been a reader for the last few months you may remember the project for the February Simply Beads update where I wrote about the tassel trend. Well, here we are six months later and tassels are still high on the fashion and design watch. For this issue, I have decided to once again share how to make a tassel, but also how to utilize another very popular jewelry design element: large, vintage brooch-like beads that are prominent everywhere from high-end jewelry to make-it-at-home costume jewelry. Many times I find these types of large, statement-sized beads cause frustration and confusion as to how to actually incorporate them into a creative design. Let's hop on over to the Education Corner and get started!