DIY Tassel Necklaces! September 25, 2013 | EEEEP! I am so excited about sharing this DIY with you guys. It might be one of my favorites ever because not only was it SO easy and cheap, but the possibilities are endless and I LOVE wearing mine. Remember in my accessories post I mentioned my love for all things tassels and poms this season? Well I have been eyeing these tassel necklaces from Anthropologie and before buying them I decided to try my hands at a DIY. Originally, I started out with beaded necklaces and pre-bought tassels (see below) and I love the way they came out. But over the weekend, I found myself in the needlepoint store (don’t ask) and seeing all of the beautifully colored yarn I thought that making my own tassels would be much more fun. I love the ombre look and like I said the possibilities are endless as each skein of yarn is a whopping 34 cents at Michaels! Supplies for beaded necklace: Tassels (bought at fabric store $1.99 for two), Beads (red label beads are $2.99 at Michaels and often on sale), Stretch Magic 1mm for stringing beads (2.99) First I placed the tassels in the middle and didn’t do anything fancy…just looped them through the stretch string. Then come up with your desired pattern of beads and go to town. Once your finished and have the length you want there are tying off instructions on the back of the Stretch Magic package. Triple knotting worked. Supplies for the yarn tassel necklaces: Gold chain ($5.99 for 72”…made 2+ necklaces), yarn 34 cents per skein…I went with ombre but you can really have fun here! With the chain you can get super fancy and add closures but since these are really long necklaces and easily go over my head I just used needenose pliers to open the chain and attach it together. Before folding yarn over the chain removed about 1/2 yard long string and cut (to tie off the tassel). Fold skien as is over the chain (try to keep everything as is so that the yarns don’t get out of order or tangled and you get a good even tassel). Tie your pre-cut string around the skein and tie tightly in a knot. Make an even cut along the bottom loop of skein. Make sure that your scissors are really sharp. Once you have tied off all of your tassels, trim ties and decided on the lengths you want for each. I left my middle tassel long and cute the other two a bit shorter. Found this fun set of beads on clearance for $1.99 and added them to the pink necklace…love it! Aren’t these too much fun?! I am seeing a tassel/beaded full collar necklace up next, don’t you agree?! Happy crafting and don’t forget to “pin” it to share with friends!