I am having a blast lately with tassels – I made this beauty – a DIY Tassel necklace just a few nights ago – but you’ll have to forgive the lighting in the step by step photos – there was no daylight for the photos — if I could only create during sunlight hours I’d be in trouble. Now as always, I start my projects with a list of materials but usually it’s incomplete because I often find myself in the creative zone plucking different items as I go along and this DIY Tassel Necklace is no exception. There are two small purple beads that I ended up adding on at the end of the project, and I don’t regret it 🙂
DIY Tassel Necklace Supplies
- E6000 Glue
- Glass Beads (both for the main portion and decorative beads as you desire)
- Focal Bead
- Textured spacer bead
- two flat beads
- Nylon string
- Embroidery floss
Note: I have jewelry pliers in the photo – didn’t end up needing them for anything.
Start by cutting a very long piece of nylon thread and folding it in half. Slip your flat bead, your focal bead, your next flat bead and then your spacer bead over the fold leaving a loop at the end.
Next, unfold your skein of embroidery floss one time and cut that length away – this will be the strand of floss you will use to tie off your tassel.
Thread the entire skein of embroidery floss through the loop you created when you put your first beads on, center it in the loop.
Next, fold the skein in half and secure it with a piece of washi tape (see, forgot about the washi tape in the supplies image…. it’s just who I am.
Now take the piece of embroidery floss that we cut away in the beginning and tie it around the top of your folded skein, tie and wrap it several times.
Next, thread on your beads – be creative making your DIY tassel necklace – for this necklace, I strung 17 beads then used a larger decorative glass bead, then strung 15 more and added a smaller lavender bead, finally ending with 5 more beads.
When you’re finished, tie your two ends together with a double knot. Secure it with E6000 glue.
The final step is to trim away the bottom of the tassel – use a comb to separate the threads and continue to even up. Secure your tassel knot with a very tiny drop of e6000.