Fashion

Tassel Necklace – DIY

You’ve likely heard me express my love for tassels once or twice, or maybe ten times! They are such a fun detail, and right now completely on trend, which is perfect for me. I was recently in a store and was looking at a few options for a tassel necklace; but you know me and my visions, nothing matched what was in my head. So, I decided to make my own!

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My Inspiration
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My DIY Necklace

I bought a vintage chain (with a locket!) from a flea market here in Chicago. Then I tasked my mom with the tassel creation. (Thanks Mom!) Lastly I placed the tassels exactly where I wanted them and tied them to the chain.

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My tassel necklace would have been lonely by itself, so I decided a matching bracelet was a must. I bought this chain from Hobby Lobby, removed the tassels that came on it, added my own and added a clasp.

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Hobby Lobby Chain (they like tassels too)
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With My Tassels

Should you decide you need a tassel necklace and/or bracelet of your own, here are the steps  you will want to follow.

  1. Buy a chain. I wanted a layered look and was lucky enough to find the exact chain I needed. You could always layer multiple chains if you have trouble finding a single necklace with multiple chains. Remember, you will need something to tie the tassel to, so a chain with some sort of loop or opening is ideal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sarah in style, sarahinstyle.com, tassel necklace, tassel bracelet, DIY, tassels, chicago blogger, fashion blogger, windy city bloggers
  2. Buy embroidery floss to for your tassels. They have so many colors, you can be wild and crazy or more demure. Your choice!                              sarah in style, sarahinstyle.com, tassel necklace, tassel bracelet, DIY, tassels, chicago blogger, fashion blogger, windy city bloggers
  3. Create the tassels. All you need a piece of cardboard to wrap the embroidery floss around. Once you have done this, just clip the loop to make the fringed edge, then trim to the length you want.                                                                                                                                                                                   sarah in style, sarahinstyle.com, tassel necklace, tassel bracelet, DIY, tassels, chicago blogger, fashion blogger, windy city bloggers
  4. Attach tassels to your chain. You will want to double or triple knot the embroidery floss, then add a drop of Elmer’s Glue. Once dry, the glue (which dries clear) will ensure your knot doesn’t come undone and you don’t become tassel-less.  I attached my chain, with pins, to a cushioned chair. This allowed it to hang properly, so I knew where I wanted to place the tassels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sarah in style, sarahinstyle.com, tassel necklace, tassel bracelet, DIY, tassels, chicago blogger, fashion blogger, windy city bloggerssarah in style, sarahinstyle.com, tassel necklace, tassel bracelet, DIY, tassels, chicago blogger, fashion blogger, windy city bloggers
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The Finished Product

Signed with Style,

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