Time Required :
15 minutes or less
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natural wood bead necklace

This leather lace is very lightweight and has some stretch, which makes a perfect component for this Natural Wood Bead Necklace. Taper leather lace pieces in varying lengths to make a long tassel.
Step 1

Cut pieces of leather for the tassel: one 14", one 12" and one 10".

Step 2

Straighten out the leather pieces and wrap in a damp paper towel, then wrap again in a dry one. Set a book on top for a few hours. Remove the leather and let them dry.

Step 3

Cut a 17" piece of leather lace.

Step 4

Fold the leather 14", 12" and 10" leather pieces in half to find the center. With all of the folds together, attach them to the center of the 17" leather piece with a lark’s head knot. Trim the ends of the tassel as desired.
TIP: To make a lark’s head knot, lay the 17" leather piece, horizontally, on your working surface. Place the fold of the leather pieces, vertically, over the center point of the 17" piece. Now, fold the ends of the vertical pieces over the horizontal piece and through their fold and pull tight so the leather is knotted over the horizontal piece and the ends are hanging below.

Step 5

Thread 23 wood beads on the 17" leather piece on each side of the tassel.

Step 6

Trim the leather to about ¼" above the last bead on one side. Add glue to the leather and lay it inside a crimp bead.

Step 7

Use your pliers to fold the sides of the crimp bead over the leather to hold it in place. Let glue dry.

Step 8

Repeat Steps 6-7 on the other side.

Step 9
Add a jump ring to the loop on each crimp. On one side, add a lobster clasp before closing the jump ring.

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