If you love accessories, jewelry making is one of the most useful creative skills to learn. It’s the best way to dress up your wardrobe using both old and new materials. You can save a pretty penny and design each piece to suit your taste and style. This beaded DIY tassel necklace is the perfect example. While I used Darice’s oval stone beads in Autumn Jasper, you can use any of the additional versions that Darice has to offer (right here). I also used leftover chain remnants from past projects. How’s that for stylish recycling? Learn how to make your own, below!
- Darice Jewelry Chain (Or chain remnants you have on hand)
- Darice Jewelry Pliers with Cutter
- Darice Eye Pins
- Darice Jasper Stone Bead Strand
- Darice Sterling Silver 6mm Jump Rings
- Darice Sterling Silver 8mm Jump Rings
- Darice Antique Bead Caps
Step 1. To begin your DIY tassel necklace you will use the cutting portion of the pliers to trim the leftover chain into 6-10 strands measuring 1-3 inches long. The more strands you use for each tassel, the fuller the fringe will be.
The desired length of each finished fringe will also depend on the length of the chain. Of course, the strands of chain can vary in length. Don’t be afraid to experiment to achieve the look that you want!
Step 8. Repeat Steps 1-7 to create several more tassels. The finished quantity is up to you! For my DIY tassel necklace, I created a total of seven tassels.
Step 10. Attach one tassel to the center of the chain. This will serve as a guide to help you evenly distribute the remaining tassels. If you have an even number of tassels, simply add the first two tassels (one on each side of the chain’s center point).
Your new beaded chain DIY tassel necklace is ready to take on the town! This piece is perfect for dressing up even the most basic shirts. How would you style your bead tassel necklace? Let me know in the comments!
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.