A Homemade Tassel Necklace

Sunday, 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.


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  1. Aah you clever duck, I love it!

    (and actually prefer yours to the Accessorize one!)

  2. Bravo!!!! I love it!!! I agree with The Girl- your one is nicer!! X

  3. I am really loving it! More so than the original!

    1. Thanks, I'm really pleased with it

  4. I really like it - I'm terrible for thinking "I can make that" when I'm out and about, but never actually getting round to it.

    1. That is my general modus operandi too, but the fact I had most of the bits I needed and was going to a haberdashery anyway helped me along this time!


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