(Etsy)In the past year or so, that has all changed. Tassel necklaces and earrings are everywhere. Almost every store I walk into has some version of tassel jewelry for sale. I was finally inspired to make one for myself. Pinterest is flooded with tassel necklace DIYs, but why not add another to the mix!
Tassels weren't really my thing until I stumbled across this necklace in Nelly Magazine ( I used this outfit for Goodwill Outlet Friday). My version has only one tassel, because I don't want to walk around looking like I raided the scrap bin at Hobby Lobby.
Not only did I want to try my hand at tassel making, but I was also curious about combining thread and chain. This particular chain was salvaged from a hanging planter, and is too big and gaudy to use on its own.
You will need:
- embroidery thread and needle
- necklace clasp and jump rings
- large metal ring (.5" to 1" in diameter)
This necklace is very eclectic. And by eclectic, what I mean is that all kinds of random junk was used to make it. I sifted through all my craft supplies and broken jewelry to collect red and gold beads for the middle section. When hunting for beads, I wasn't picky at all about what they looked like or what they were made of as long as they were red & gold.
With the embroidery thread and needle, I made a 7" strand of beads with a jump ring at each end.
To make the tassel, you'll need a form that is about 3" tall. I used the plastic tag from a set of earrings, but cardboard would also work. The ring will become part of your tassel.