Design Fixation: How-To: Easy DIY Tassel Fringe Necklace

9/19/16

How-To: Easy DIY Tassel Fringe Necklace


Hey friends! The other day I was rifling through my jewelry-making supplies and I ran across a pair of hoop earring components with loops across the bottom that I've had forever. I've been wanting to make a tassel-style necklace, and that's when it hit me - attach the tassels to an earring, and voila, a fringe-y tassel necklace was born. So today I'm going to share the tutorial with you.  


Here's what you'll need for your tassel fringe necklace:



Begin by cutting three 6" long pieces of one color of embroidery floss, and do the same for the rest of the colors.


Fold the three pieces of the first color in half and thread them through the first loop of the earring. Slip the tails through the hole that is formed by the folded strings.


Pull the ends taut. Repeat this process for the other four colors. Separate the threads of the strings a bit so they look more like fringe than string, and then trim them along the bottom so they are even. I trimmed a few strands slightly shorter so they didn't look quite so perfect.


Next, use your pliers to attach one end of the chain to the hoop with a jump ring. This is a good time to try the necklace on to make sure the length is how you like it. Trim a bit of the chain off if it is too long, and attach the other end of the chain to the hoop using the other jump ring. Use your pliers to cut off the single loop on the top of the hoop.


And that's it - your tassel fringe necklace is all finished. I told you it was easy! The end result is elegant with a bit of a boho chic vibe, thanks to the length and texture of the tassels.


It's a great example of how thinking outside of the box can lead to a positive outcome... I probably never would have made a pair of earrings with these, but now I have a fringe-tastic necklace instead! 


The customization possibilities are endless for this necklace - switch up the colors, use gold instead of silver, or adjust the length of the fringe. I might even make fringe out of chain next time. I mean, I do have another earring left to use.


One more tip for you - if your embroidery floss isn't laying flat, use an iron on a very low setting to flatten it out. Then spray it with a quick shot of flexible hold hairspray.

Interested in other fun jewelry DIYs? Check out this statement necklace and these glitter earrings.


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