How to Make a Tassel Necklace

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

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!):

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

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)
  • Scissors

Step #1

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

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.

Step #2

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

Trim so that they are all even.

Step #3

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

Arrange the fabric strips.  They should overlap, but have a little bit showing of each fabric.

Step #4

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

Fold the strips in half over the chain.

Step #5

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

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.

Step #6

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

Pull the knot tight and trim off the ends.

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

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Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

How to Make a Tassel Necklace

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.

Step #1

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Cut chain into equal lengths.  I used 5 chains, a couple of them were the same, but I used different chains, too.

Step #2

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Slide the chain onto the wire and bend the wire in half.  Squeeze the wire together.

Step #3

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Slide the bead or cone on and push it up against the chain.

Step #4

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

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.

Step #5

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Take the loop off the round nose pliers.  Straighten the loop.  Then hold the loop with  pliers.

Step #6

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

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.

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Now you have a pendant that you can put on a chain.  I put mine on a cord.

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

Chain Tassel Necklace Tutorial

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