Easy Fish “Tassel” Necklace

Yes, you read that right, Fish “Tassel” Necklace, and it is, indeed, easy.

I had these gorgeous rainbow beads for foreeeeever.

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I collected them any time they went on sale when I worked at Micheal’s over the span of basically a year. I worked at Michael’s for nearly five years.

Sometimes I miss it, and then I remember it was retail.

The horror.

I also had this fish charm and some random leafy gold and white chain charms.

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No idea where I got them… probably Hobby Lobby.

Yes, I frequent the competitors, I love me some crafts, and art is expensive and I’ll go wherever the sales are.

Stop judging me.

These were my supplies:20160621_214758.jpg

Beads

Charms

Wire cutters and pliers (set here)

Gold jump rings

Transite stringing wire

Bead design board

E6000 glue

For serious though, bead design boards are super helpful, I completely recommend them.

I laid out the beads on the board, wanting to make a long necklace, I used the outermost ring of the board.

I inserted gold rings between the beads, alternating two and one rings until I ran out of one size from my jump rings’ packet. 20160621_214818.jpg

The fish charm and leaf chain charm were connected with a small jump ring on the base of the fish. Two small loop were already built into the fish charm.

Stringing the necklace took the most concentration. Starting with the fish charm, I added beads and rings, switching sides every three beads to make sure that the beads were even on each string. 20160621_215511

As I strung the beads, I held one end of the two strands in my mouth and the other I worked on. I was very lucky that I didn’t drop the necklace once.

Very lucky.

Too lucky……

………………………….

What are you planning universe……?

Anyway….

I tied off the ends of the strands together, sealed the knot with some E6000 glue, and trimmed off the extra string with the wire cutters.

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And once my easy to make necklace was actually made, I needed to photograph it.

PRETTY.

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I guess I should model it too…?

SELFIE TIME

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Uhh, what’s with this one piece of hair? What are you doing?

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Hooww ’bout this angle?

No. Not feeling it.

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Hmm…

Nope.

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UGH Why can’t I do this?

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GRAAAAHHHH!

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There.

Ugh. Selfies.

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