Thank goodness for Pinterest!
I will never run out of creative inspiration,
as long as Pinterest is around.
Check out my “To Do: Make This” board
to see the image that inspired this mixed metals-chain tassel necklace.
I used all of my old chain scraps
plus a nice length of chain to both make the chain necklace
and to incorporate into the chain-tassel,
then I needed a large jump ring
($2/ pack at Hobby Lobby),
one slightly smaller jump ring
(also $2/ pack at Hobby Lobby),
two small jump rings
($2.50/ pack at Hobby Lobby),
a silver clasp (about $3/ pack at Hobby Lobby)
and my jewelry tools
($8 at Wal-Mart).
Using my long length of chain,
I found the length I desired
and cut it to that length using my wire-cutting tool.
I then opened one of the small jump rings
(with my jewelry pliers)
and slipped one end of the chain as well as the clasp.
I then used my jewelry pliers to close the jump ring.
After that, I opened the other small jump ring
and attached it to the other end of the chain.
I just set the necklace aside, for the time-being.
To make the tassel,
I first opened the largest jump ring
(with my pliers).
Running the jump ring through the ends of the scraps of chain,
I formed the tassel,
trimming the chains (as I added them) with my wire-cutting tool,
until it had the effect I desired
(random and crazy– obvi).
When I was done adding chain pieces to the jump ring,
I grabbed the medium sized jump ring,
threw that on the large jump ring,
and closed the large jump ring with my jewelry pliers.
To finish it up,
I just ran the necklace through the medium-sized jump ring,
Finally, all of the useless leftover chain scraps have been made useful…
I love this thing,
it gives a flapper vibe,
but in a much more modern and effortless way.
And it took all of ten minutes.
Thank you, Pinterest!