Tassels are on trend this year. I love to make jewelry that incorporates the current trends but also stays true to my style. Here are three ways of creating a tassel necklace. Remember, you can get creative by using materials such as leather, rafia, or even beaded strands as your tassel. Make it unique. Make it yours!
Pink Ombré Tassel Necklace
I began by taking the embroidery thread and cooking it around three fingers, leaving one end loose. thickness and length of tassel can be varied upon your preference.
Once I achieved the desired amount of thread in my tassel, I took the free and and wrapped it tightly around the top of the bundle of thread, creating a loop at the top.
I cut open the bottom of the loop and trimmed the ends to create my first tassel. I then took a small jump ring, opened it and inserted it through the top of the tassel loop.
Then I took an eye pin (you can use a piece of wire if you don't have a pre-made eye pin) and linked the bottom through the jump rings at the top of each tassel.
I closed the wire into a small loop in order to secure the tassels.
Added my wooden bead...
And the took my pliers to create a loop out of the top of the wire.
Once I created a wire loop above the bead, I added a jump ring to that loop.
Then I connected the whole pendant to the middle of my chain by linking the jump ring through the chain link.
Lastly, using my pliers, I added a clasp and another jump ring as my closure.
Here's the finished product!
Silver Rhinestone Glam Necklace
I started off by cutting my rhinestone chain using wire cutters, into various lengths to form the pieces of my tassel.
I then placed the ends of each strand in the silver clamp bail and used pliers to close the clamp, securing the chain inside. I added a silver jump ring to the top of the clamp bail and attached it to the center point of my plain silver chain.
Using my pliers, I added a silver clasp and jump ring for my closure.
The finished glam tassel!
My last version utilizes pre-made tassels that I bought ready to attach. I used the same chain as necklace number one, but added a gold center piece instead of a wood bead for a more sophisticated look.