DIY Tassel Necklace

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These little tassel necklaces have become my obsession. I recently saw one in one of my favorite department stores with a $90.00 price tag. Yikes! That is too much for me -especially when I looked at it and realized how easy it would be for me to make it myself!

I went to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and got my supplies.

Supply list:

  1. Embroidery thread
  2. Beads
  3. Needle (large eye for embroidery thread)
  4. Scissors
  5.  Jump Rings

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I have made several of these and the trickiest part is making the tassel – and I will show you how to create one. Meanwhile, choose beads, threads and a pattern design. If you don’t feel very creative, look online.

To create the tassel:

1) Determine the size you want for your tassel. My IPhone was the perfect size, so I used it as my guide. It is important to wrap it tight so it looks neat. I wrapped mine multiple times around the phone.

 

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2) Pull the thread off carefully. Loop a thread through the top to separate your threads and to hold your place for later.

 

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3) Tie around the top to create a “knot.” You will wrap the thread around the tassel several times. I tied it every time I wrapped the thread to keep it tight and secure.

 

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4) Cut the bottom and trim the edges.

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5) Tie the thread around your jump ring several times.

 

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I made coordinating necklaces for my daughter and me using pink tassels. I made the “knot” with the same thread.

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I made the blue tassel for a glass bead necklace. I used metallic silver thread for this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Create your necklace.

The necklaces  have been a big hit! I have had someone stop me every time I wear one.

 

 

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Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has a variety of beads to choose from.

 

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My only suggestion is to purchase good quality beads, like glass and stone.

 

 

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Your necklace will last longer and look so much nicer. Please share your design with me!

 

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Share your design with me!

 

 

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American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com

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