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Boho Silken Tassel

About this design:

I ordered the sari silk yarn. One small section was this gorgeous rust & teal color. I untied it from the rest, made a chain of czech glass rounds, & braided it & the silk yarn together with some etched copper chain. It looked cool but I didn't have ANY pendant to match. So I made a tassel with bits of silk yarn & smaller chain with czech glass wired on hooked to a bead cone. The bail is a extra piece of the etched chain.


Sari Silk Yarn. Czech Glass Fire-polished Montana Blue. Czech Glass Fire-polished Smokey Topaz. Etched Copper Chain. Copper eye-pins, bead cone, small chain, toggle clasp, jump rings, beads.

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Very very cool!

  2. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    I love this….I’ve never been much for the silk but this goes way beyond wonderful.

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Deb… this is really awesome. I read how you produced this and I’m really impressed. Maybe some day you can make me something. I am so not skilled – my fingers won’t do what my brain says to do. But I do have the materials.

  4. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I love how you braided it all together…for a really fabulous piece of jewelry!!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D I’m loving it :D

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Asia you sounded like a McDonald’s ad. LOL…cute.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    You so right, but I really love it!!!

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, this is so pretty! I really like how you made your tassel pendant, and the whole piece has a rustic beauty to it.

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you everyone. I appreciate it especially since it did not turn out at all like I planned. Had to use my mad MacGyver skills again on the pendant since nothing I had worked.

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Deb..this is too cool for school. Love the color combo here. It has a “hippy dippy” flair,which I love. Don’t you just love Montana blue?

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    A beautiful piece, Deb. The tassel is a perfect addition!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    :-D I was just about to call you Mrs. Angus MacGyver…….and then I saw your latest comment about using your mad MacGyver skills! LOL! ;-)
    Absolutely genius design, Deb! Love it!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Mary I *wish* I was Mrs. Angus MacGyver…or rather Mrs. Anderson. Oh well.
    Thanks Nancy, FB & Mary.

  14. Silvery Moon
    Silvery Moon says:

    Gorgeous necklace Deb, I love the colour combination

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