No, it's not me. Every fashion blogger IS wearing a tassel necklace right now. Well I wanted to join in on the tassel fun too! But only one problem, I didn't have a tassel necklace nor have I seen any in the stores in my neck of the woods. We tend to get the trends in our stores a little late around here.
Well Chloe from Boxwood Avenue to the rescue! She published a little tutorial on how to make one of these necklaces yourself. You can see it HERE. You see, Chloe wanted a tassel necklace too, but she didn't want spend $50.00 on one ( and neither did I), so she DIY'ed one! After reading about how simple it would be to create my own, I got my supply list and instructions from her post and this is what I created:
Because my tassel was a cream color, I went with cream colored pearls and clear brown accent beads.
Now, I didn't have any problems making my necklace….just a few little setbacks. When I read Chloe's instructions she said if your tassel comes with a tie to remove it. But there were no instructions on how to remove it, so I just carefully cut it and the tassel fell apart. Thankfully, I had another tassel, so I tried it again but this time I didn't remove the tie. You can't see it in the picture, but I left the tie on and just tucked it behind the tassel.
I then followed all the rest of Chloe's instructions, and everything else went very smoothly except I didn't cut my fishing string long enough so I had very little to tie with, and guess what? I dropped the necklace and all the beads fell on the floor and I had to start all over! (Chloe did warn that might happen. How did she know? :) I was beginning to wonder if I should have just spent the $50.00 on the necklace after these two mishaps.
However, after I picked up all my beads and strung them back together, I had no more mishaps and I ended up with quite a pretty necklace if I do say so myself.
When I tried the necklace on, I didn't like how the tassel was laying underneath the main bead, so I put just a touch of FabricTac Glue on the top of the tassel and pressed it against the bead and held it for a few minutes till it dried; and wa-la! It laid perfectly, exactly how I wanted it. I even wore the necklace for a full day to make sure it remained intact and laying properly, and it did. The glue was a lifesaver.
Here are a few close ups of my tassel necklace creation:
Tassels can also be very pricey. You can find those at any fabric or drapery store, but Chloe also recommends Etsy for purchasing those as well.
Since making my own tassel necklace, I have seen so many more in blog land that I like that I might make some more.
Here are some of my personal favorites. These ladies are wearing store-bought tassels and some of them have links to where they bought their tassel necklace if you'd rather buy one and not make one.
I love how Carly has matching tassel earrings to go with her tassel necklace!
|Carly of Thirty Something Fashion
|Janice from Mama in Heels
|Kendi from Kendi Everyday
|Jessica from J Petite
And just in case you were thinking tassel necklaces are just for the young un's, here is Susan wearing a large, tassel necklace with bigger beads. Love it!
|Susan from Fifty, Not Frumpy
|Casey from A Little Bit of Cheer
Have a great day! Amy
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