As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always late to adapt trends. I like to see, if they stick around for the long run, before I make a new friend, you know? Tassels have been huge around the DIY and fashion world for a couple of years already, and finally, I’m catching up. So, here’s a simple DIY tassel necklace tutorial for you.
I made this necklace as a birthday present for a friends, which is why I don’t have any photos of me wearing it. It was a sort of make and give in one day project. You know how these things go.
- 1 tassel (or embroidery thread to make the tassel)
- big and small seed beads in different coordinating colours
- silk beading thread
- very thin sewing needle (that goes through the seed beads)
- If you don’t have a pre-made tassel, you can easily make one out of embroidery thread. There are tons of tutorials out there to assist you if you’re unsure how to make it. It’s no rocket science, though. Once you have your tassel, thread your needle with the beading thread (cut a piece that’s 10cm longer than your desired necklace length) and feed the needle through the head of the tassel to secure it to the thread.
- Pull the thread through the tassel head, so that the tassel is right in the middle of the thread.
- Now, thread both thread ends through the needle (this is the only tricky part) and add about 7cm-long strip of seed beads. I alternated between white and golden.
- Then, separate the two thread tails again, and begin beading each one separately. Do one tail first and then mimic the other tail according to the first one. Finally, knot the two thread ends together and cut away the tails.
I love the simplicity and elegance of the tassel necklace. I really want to make myself one as well. I really miss having more jewellery like this in my stash. Plus, it’s a pretty quick and easy DIY to whip up over the weekend (hint hint).