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



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.


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


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.



4) Cut the bottom and trim the edges.

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



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


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.








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




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





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




Share your design with me!




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.

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