Lava beads are porous, perfect for holding essential oils and releasing them slowly while wearing the jewelry.
Created by: Rita Hutchinson
Choose pattern for beads, using 2-3 Lava beads.
Double the gossamer floss, string design, and add guru bead.
Tie both ends together with a surgeons knot and pull the knot inside the large hole of the guru bead.
Apply glue to the knot and allow to dry. When dry, trim the ends of the floss close to the knot.
Run the brass wire through the top of the tassel, and make a small loop. Wrap the loop tightly and pull inside the cord end.
At the top of the cord end, make a messy wrapped loop with the remaining wire, to attach the cord end directly to the guru bead loop.
Optional: Add a few additional drops of cement to the tassel inside the cord end, and allow to dry.
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.
Optional: Apply Novacan black sparingly with a cotton swab to darken the wire, rinse carefully.
Apply a few drops of essential oil in a "focus" blend to each lava bead and wear on your wrist. Your body heat will help release the oil scent.