Remember that tassel from Christmastime I showed you? I thought it would make a unique necklace! At first I thought I’d use wire to wrap around the tassel to hold it together, but in the end I opted for using fabric just like in the other tassel. I think it gives it a more natural look.
Here’s how I made it (plus a bonus chain tassel tutorial, too!):
Tools and Materials:
- A variety of fabrics. Scraps are fine, you just need to be able to make 20″-22″ x 3/4″ strips.
- Chain (I used a ball chain)
Cut strips of fabric 20″ to 22″ long and 3/4″ wide.
Just snip the end and tear the fabric to create a frayed edge.
I used 4 strips, but you can experiment and make it fuller if you like.
Trim so that they are all even.
Arrange the fabric strips. They should overlap, but have a little bit showing of each fabric.
Fold the strips in half over the chain.
Cut another thinner, shorter strip of fabric and tie it around the other strips under the chain. I went around twice and tied it on the back.
Pull the knot tight and trim off the ends.
Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial
Tools and Materials:
- Chain. This is a good time to use up those scraps you have from other projects.
- Wire. I used 22 gauge.
- Bead with a large opening or a cone bead. Pictured is a bead with a large opening, but I ended up using a cone bead.
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose or bent nose pliers – 2 pair in any combination.
Cut chain into equal lengths. I used 5 chains, a couple of them were the same, but I used different chains, too.
Slide the chain onto the wire and bend the wire in half. Squeeze the wire together.
Slide the bead or cone on and push it up against the chain.
Grasp one of the wires with round wire pliers. Wrap around one of the barrels of the pliers and then wrap around both wires one time.
Take the loop off the round nose pliers. Straighten the loop. Then hold the loop with pliers.
Wrap around in the same direction you started. Then wrap the other wire around. Trim off any excess wire and tuck in the ends
HINT: Cut off the wire in the front.
Now you have a pendant that you can put on a chain. I put mine on a cord.
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