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June Beading Prompt

Hello, all!  Sorry for the late posting this month!  Between allergies and other personal loss things, things have been feeling pretty rough around here for about a week, and I've fallen behind on just about everything... we won't speak of the housework.

HOWSOMEVER, here I am at last and I think this is a seriously cool prompt - I'm not hesitant to say so because it wasn't my idea, lol!  I was running on empty at the end of May and asked for suggestions in the group for things they thought might be interesting.

June's prompt, therefore, is beaded tassels!  What a cool concept and what a gorgeous treasure trove of inspirations I found when I did some searching.  I could only think of a very few things I did myself that included a tassel (I'm much more likely to do fringe or drops!) and this is a pic of my favorite, called Water Lily:

It just so happens that Marcia DeCoster has a design in this month's Bead and Jewelry Magazine featuring a tassel, as well!  I believe this is a UK magazine, but ohhhhhh... so tempted!! I have HEARD that they sell single copies in Barnes and Noble, after all.  :D

On Etsy, there are (is?) a plethora of designs to choose from if you don't already have a tassel tutorial in your stash, or if you're not feeling like designing your own.  I'm only going to list a few of them, because I double dog dare ya to go and search yourself, if only for the eye candy.

The lovely Helena Tang-Lim (Maneklady on Etsy) has this luscious Tassel Lariat - tutorial HERE.

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel has a stunning tassel HERE that I love:

Norma Jean Dell (njdesigns1) has a lovely lariat necklace tutorial HERE that includes adorable little loop fringes:

Amanda Connell of BeadiACDesigns has this intricate and opulent pendant tutorial HERE:

Lynn Davy 's Nemesis necklace tutorial is an excellent one for learning to attach a tassel under a lamp worked bead (and who doesn't have a hoard of those saved up?!?!) HERE:

And Nikia Angel's Tudor necklace with three tassels is just divine, you can find it HERE:

A big thank you to the group for not only being so patient with me, but for helping me to come up with a really lovely prompt for everyone this month.  Be happy, get tasseling!!


  1. Oh, I do so love a tassle! I have a tassle tutorial to write up, so this is the perfect time to push me to do it.

  2. Woot woot! I owe someone a pair of tassel earrings .... looks like those are up next on the bead table!

  3. I would like to add that Liisa Turunen has a pattern for siberian tassel, Jill Wiseman has a video for a tassel necklace on her YouTube site and there is a Carol Cypher pattern Sparkle Dash and Dot bracelet that ends in tassel her book on bead weaving can't remember the name.

  4. Beautiful. I Love yours. I have Cynthias which I have not yet made and I really like the Nemesis necklace. I can see a number of them in my future

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