Tutorial: Long Nylon Pendant and Tassel Necklace

Nylon Long Necklaces

We love long necklaces! These elegant pieces were simple strung on nylon cord and ended with beads and a tassel for a simple hand tied closure.

Labradorite Nylon Tassel Necklace

Tigers Eye Nylon Tassel Necklace

In this one, we chose to use large Tiger’s Eye beads instead of a pendant as the focal piece.

Supplies

  • Focal bead or beads. We used a large Labradorite pendant. ($1.95 while supplies last). Shop Gemstones
  • A selection of metal beads. TierraCast heishi spacers are great when stacked together. (4mm Disk $0.15 each, 6mm Disk $0.20 each, 4mm Beaded Square $0.25 each or 25/$5.65, 6mm Twist 50/$8.95) Shop Spacers
  • Nylon cord. Griffon cord is recommended because it has a needle attached, aiding in the stringing process. Make sure to match the size of the cord to the size of the hole of the bead as well as the general aesthetic of the piece. In these samples, we used a size 16. ($1.50 to $1.95 for a package of 2 meters)Shop Nylon Bead Cord

Directions

Nylon Long Necklace

  1. Lay out your materials. Decide what focal bead or beads you would like to use, and find the appropriately sized nylon cord. Make sure to cut the cord to the desired length. Caution: Nylon bead cord will unravel if you are not careful.
  2. String on your focal bead to the center of the length of the necklace.
  3. Knot on either side of the bead.
  4. String on a selection of various beads.
  5. Slide them down to the focal bead, and knot on the end to keep them in place.
  6. Repeat on the other side.
  7. At each end of the cord, string on a few beads for the tassel, knotting on either side to keep them in place.
  8. Move the ends around to loosen the nylon.
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