A Homemade Tassel NecklaceSunday, July 06, 2014
I saw this necklace on Wearing It Today and clicked through to Accessorize with the intention of buying it, but when I looked at it more closely, I though 'I can do that' (or some version of it). And so I did.
I had some jewellery making paraphernalia kicking about already so I just needed some waxed cotton and extra beads - the blue shiny ones - to complete the job.
I started by treading the beads, I had a rough idea of what I wanted but pretty much made it up as I went along. I used to do this sort of thing all the time and had forgotten how relaxing it can be. It didn't take long to have all the beads in place.
I then used some cotton to make the tassel, folding it directly over the waxed cotton and securing with a few strands wrapped around and knotted tightly in place. It's pretty straight forward - I used this tutorial found via Pinterest. I decided that one was enough and left it at that.
It's fastened with knots. I found a nifty tutorial - similar here - so I can adjust the length.
Tah Da! Not bad for a few pennies - the waxed cotton was 30p and extra beads 99p. That's a pretty good saving - the Accessorise version was £19.00 (+ postage) and although it's not an exact replica, it's close enough for my liking and unique to me!
Whadaya think? I'm kinda loving it.