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The Bead Cap Set for the Conetastic Tool has the perfect mandrels to make Tassel Toppers!

I'm so excited that we were able to do a joint split screen Facebook Live with Wyatt White, and the inventor of the Conetastic Tool, Cone Mandrels and Bead Cap Mandrels, Sandra Lupo! It was wonderful to have Sandra join us to explain step by step how to use the tool and mandrels. We made a gorgeous coiled wire bead cap to embellish a Jesse James Bead, but I also like using this technique to make tassel toppers. The video is filled with tons of tips, techniques and inspiration for using this tool to add to your beaded and wire-worked designs.

To make a Tassel Topper:

Materials
22 Gauge MultiColor Artistic Wire
20 Gauge German Style Wire
Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo
Conetastic Tool
Conetastic Cap Mandrels
Ribbon

1. Use the smallest mandrel from the Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo to make a coil of 22 Gauge Multicolor Artistic Wire about 10 inches long.


2. Gently pull the coil off of the mandrel, and snip the ends flush. Working from the spool, thread the coiled wire onto 20 Gauge…