Carnelian & Copper Tassel Pendant Necklace

by Zoraida.
(Smyrna, New York USA)

Zoraida: Carnelian & Copper Tassel Pendant Necklace 1

I’ve wanted to create a necklace with a tassel-like pendant for a while but I didn’t want the usual dangling chains.

I think I found the look I was after in this necklace. I knew I wanted textures, beads,coils and all that stuff and just a little chain.

Zoraida: Carnelian & Copper Tassel Pendant Necklace 2

Back of the pendant

Back of the pendant

So here it is, a little of everything with a vintage look. I cut a manufactured copper chain, added some jump rings, made a clasp and a wrapped bead instead of making my own chain for a change. I think I like it!

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  • I love the warmth of combining carnelian with copper! I also like the substantial, textured feel of this tassel element – and the fact that it’s different from smooth, slinky chain tassels. To me this one feels like it could be ancient. Thanks so much for sharing this interesting piece with us, Zoraida! 🙂

  • Natasha says:

    Your designs are always amazing Zoraida!

  • Julia says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  • zoraida says:

    Thanks so much Rena, Natasha and Julia!!! Rena, I do like jewelry that feels weighty and substantial. I like to think that it will last forever it it’s solid. As for Carnelian, I can’t seem to get enough of it and use a lot of it in my jewelry designs.

  • Annie Hubbard says:

    Wow, I love the the kind of chandelier effect you got with the jump rings and bead caps/spacers. Very cool!

  • Coral says:

    Gorgeous Zoraida, I always love your wonderful wirework. I tend to go for rich orangy colours a lot, they go so well with copper and I’m really attracted to them. A great idea instead to create something striking with wire instead of the usual “tassel” type pendants.

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