Tassel Necklace

I found a "Tassel Necklace" in one of my catalogs that I lusted after for weeks. I ripped out the page and didn't note the catalog...bummer. I did remember that the listed price was $120 ... A little rich for my blood.

I carried my ripped out page to my Soul Sisters Weekend along with a container of various beads and we set to work.

Now we can show you how to make your own:

Tassel Necklace

Assorted beads
Eye Pins
Jewelry cord

We began with a cord about 31 inches long. Set aside and assemble your eye pins.

Attach a charm to the bottom "eye" and stack beads onto the pin.

I wanted the "boho" look, so I choose many random colors, sizes, and shapes. I tried hard not to coordinate. I ended about 1/4 inch from the end of the pin, ending with the smallest bead. (Ending with a smaller bead on top will allow your tassel to hang straight down.) Using needle nosed pliers, I curled the end of the pin into a loop.

Repeat five times.

Now, thread your 5 eye pins onto your cord. You can either attach them directly onto the cord, or attach a jump ring first.

Fold your cord in half and tie a knot 2 inches up to create a loop:

I wanted to make this necklace an adjustable length, so I tied the ends into a slide knot. Take the end of each cord and tie a simple knot around the opposite end. Now you can slide the knots to make the necklace longer or shorter:

This gentleman on You Tube explains it nicely (I should have tricked you and told you this was my voice, hee hee):

Here are all the Soul Sisters' Tassel Necklaces:

Here is my casual necklace, but imagine the way it would sparkle using crystals and a silver chain!

tassel necklace

Come back tomorrow to link up for Tutorial Tuesday...Come on, Teach Me Stuff!


  1. These are great Jennifer! Wonderful Christmas gift idea.

  2. these are so fun!! hmmm...i think this is a contender for a teacher gift this year!!

  3. Oooh you are speaking my language, girlfriend! Jewelry making is one of my favorite crafts in the WORLD because you end up with a new piece of jewelry each time. It's great! These turned out lovely too. Nice work, sisters! :-)

  4. I loooooooove my tassle necklace!! I've worn it almost everyday since we got home from our Soul Sisters weekend! Thanks again, Miss!

  5. I love this tutorial! I was super excited to see I already have everything I need for it too. I've featured your tutorial on my, fairly new, crafts tutorial blog: http://ohthatscrafty.blogspot.com/2010/11/make-tassel-necklace.html

    Thanks so much for having such an awesome blog!

  6. I love this!! Perfect timing too as one of my favorite necklaces just broke ~ great way to reuse my favorite beads :)


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