I watched Rachel Zoe’s Spring 2013 show and loved all the tassel necklaces the models were wearing; their movement and the way the crystals and chain caught the light made it the standout piece of that season for me. At first I thought they were made out of rope, but upon closer inspection I realized they were chain. Initially for this DIY, I planned to make it out of chain but then changed my mind and went with rope to give it my own spin.
This tutorial is pretty straightforward, and with a little bit of time and patience, you can easily create one for yourself!
2-3) Wrap the gold elastic around the rope and secure with super glue. Pick an area to start and then follow along the ridge to keep the spacing even.
4) Open a jump ring and string on some gold chain. Let the chain hang down about 3″.
5) Keep looping it on until you used 5ft of chain for the one jump ring, then close it. Cut the loops on the bottom with your pliers so it’s all individual strands hanging down. Repeat for the second tassel.
6) Grip the tassel at the top and hold tight. Squeeze some E-6000 onto the top of the chain, let it get tacky, and then press on one rondelle.
7) Let it completely dry. You can now take this time to trim the bottom of the chains with the pliers so that they’re all the same length and hang nice and neat!
8) Squeeze some E-6000 into the top of that rondelle, let it get tacky, and then lightly press a bead on top of it. Make sure you position the bead so that the holes are vertical and will be covered by the rondelles.
9) With E-6000, glue the end of your rope to another rondelle. Let dry.
10) Squeeze some E-6000 onto the rondelle (attached to the rope) and then press the bead (with tassel) into it. Let it dry for a few hours to be safe.