{DIY} :: Tassel Necklace

While shopping the other day I noticed a few necklaces adorned with tassels. It looked unlike any other necklace I own and the bright colors popped out and caught my attention. After examining it for a bit, I determined that I could make these at home with supplies from a local craft store. This DIY took less than 10 minutes and my 3 year old even asked me to make her a bracelet. Now if my toddler approves, then I know I’ve got a craft worthy of showcasing on my blog!

// Embroidery thread

// Jump rings (I used 6mm)

// Chain (you can use an old chain that you already have or buy a spool of chain at the craft store. Just make sure the links are wide enough to thread the jump rings through)

// Gold craft wire

// Lobster clamps

// Cardboard (optional)

// Pliers

// Scissors

// Fine tooth comb (optional)

Step 1: Using one color of embroidery thread, wrap it around your 4 fingers, 30 times. (You can also cut a piece of cardboard about 3 inches long and use that to wrap the thread around). Cut one end of the strands.

Step 2: Slip the thread through the jump ring, then fold the thread over the ring.

Step 3: Wrap the gold craft wire around the top strands, using the pliers to tuck in the ends.

Step 4: Take another jump ring and hook it through both the chain the jump ring of the tassel.

Step 5: Trim the bottom of the tassel to make all the thread even. If you want the threads thinner, then run a fine tooth comb through the strands to separate them. (I personally like this look.) Voila!

The hardest part about making this necklace was deciding which color embroidery threads to buy. I ended up picking out seven colors and made tassels that can be swapped out depending on my mood and outfit. Also, I went a little overboard making them for friends and family; my friend and I joked about opening an Etsy shop soon. Hmmmm…

Photos by Zha Zha Liang


  1. Kita July 9, 2015

    Cute and different people would stop and ask for this and it would look cute with my upcoming outfit where I am doing a romper for a photoshoot for myself. Hmmm I can see the color scheme come together.

  2. Melissa July 9, 2015

    This DIY Tassel necklace is so cute! I would have never thought of this idea but so glad you did! I am going to make these with my niece! Thanks so much for the idea – she will love making them!

  3. Mykidsguide July 9, 2015

    This tassel necklace looks so pretty. Is this the in thing now? If yes, I want to be in because I just love the necklace. I used to make jewelries and all my supplies are still with me. Tassels with be the only things I will need to buy.

  4. Chantal July 9, 2015

    This is such a pretty necklace, simple yet elegant! Who would have thought that you would be able to DIY one?!?! Thanks for sharing how! You could make so many different colour combos, I love it!

  5. Tami July 9, 2015

    I don’t like big bulky jewelry. This is more to my liking. I am not a crafter, though. I have no patience for it. That means you’ll be sending me one, right?

  6. Dina July 10, 2015

    Those are really cute! I’d make that for myself, my daughter or to give as gifts. What a great idea!

  7. Winter White July 10, 2015

    What a cute DIY! I could totally see this at a bridal shower or a baby shower in one of those “don’t cross your legs” games. It could even be cute on the stem of a wine glass to let people know who’s glass is whos

  8. These are so pretty! I just bought some supplies to make a tassel necklace and I hope it turns out well! I am using beads and beading wire, though. I love how you did yours on a gold chain!!


  9. Joanne T Ferguson July 13, 2015

    I love this tassel necklace and it would go great with a dress I have! I always think homemade DIY jewelry is great and I get the best complements on it! Thank you for inspiring me to do! I think these would make great presents for my friends throughout the year!

  10. Hacik@H&H Jewellery July 14, 2015

    Hey Chanelle, Its beautiful job done by you and make stylish and colorful tassel necklace. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  11. Adanna July 14, 2015

    This is adorable! I love making jewelry and tassels are really my thing so this is a winner and it looks really easy. I love the colors how they look with your dress, very pretty. This will be great for a girlfriends night get together.

  12. OMG This is adorable! I love it! I could definitely see myself making these just for fun some nights. I already have the thread! Thank you for an awesome idea♥

  13. Claire @ Beads Jar UK July 15, 2015

    Great, simple design I love anything with a tassel!

    Claire xo

  14. Happiness at Mid Life July 15, 2015

    You make it sound so easy but I am sure somehow I would mess it up. Tassels are so on trend right now.


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