Oooh, la la! For today’s DIY Tassel Necklace post, I hired a very expensive supermodel to pose for the cover picture!
I am not a fancy person. I am a t-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes girl. I don’t ever get manicures or pedicures, I don’t wear expensive jewelry and my makeup comes from Walmart. For some reason, I love necklaces. My infatuation has grown to become somewhat of a problem and I am now having storage issues. (The plan for how I am going to remedy this is going to have to wait for another post because it’s still in the planning stage!)
I have liked seeing various tassel necklaces but have never had one of my own. During the time that our state was requiring that we stay at home, I was looking for small, easy projects to try. I had sent the kids to Walmart to buy groceries and asked that they look for jewelry making kits. I’ve never made any type of jewelry and really wasn’t sure what to even look for. The kids came home with an all-in-one kit along with some faux suede cording in various colors.
I already had the gold floral wire from Michaels that I had bought during the Christmas holiday.
So, this is how I made my tassel necklace. Since this is my first attempt at making jewelry, I am sure I did not do everything as I should have. I got the end result I was looking for and it took only minutes to make, so I am happy with the results! If you have any tips or tricks to improving my method, I am happy to learn!
I began by estimating the length I wanted for my tassel. I decided 3 inches was a good length and then found this paint tray that I had bought from Dollar Tree (it’s in a 4-pack) that measure 3 1/4 inches wide. I wrapped the faux suede cord around the tray about seven times.
To keep everything organized, I took a short piece of the cording and tied off one end so it wouldn’t shift on me.
Using the tied end for stability, I placed a piece of the gold wiring through the other gathered side and then slid the cording off of the paint tray. Using the jewelry ring that was included in the necklace kit, I threaded it through the gold wire and then twisted it several times to secure it.
I then cut the opposite end of the cording. The above photo shows how the gold wire and ring are positioned on the tassel after cutting.
Folding the cording in half with the jewelry ring showing, I trimmed the cording so that it all looked to be the same length.
Using more of the gold wiring, I began to wind it around the cording to complete the tassel. To finish it on the back, I slid a small amount of the wiring through itself so that it wouldn’t come undone or have a rough edge sticking out.
The kit from Walmart came with the gold chain as well as the clasp. I measured the chain by simply holding it up to myself and cutting it to the length I wanted. I added the clasp to the chain and it was done!
That is it! I think it’s very fun!
I know the color of my first tassel necklace is a little boring. I’d like to try making more and to use lace and ribbon. This was just an experiment and I really didn’t want to spend too much money on my first attempt. Now that I realize how fun and easy it is, I will definitely do this again. I can’t wait to visit Hobby Lobby and see what different kinds of accessories I can get for the next one!
I do hope you’ll give this a try and customize your own tassel necklace. If I can do this, you certainly can!
Thank you again for taking the time to stop by Mulch and Paint!
Until next time,
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