DIY Neon Tassel Necklace

I’ve been seeing tassels everywhere – hanging off of random taxi rearview mirrors, decorating walls as unique “bunting” and adorning the earlobes and necks of the fashionably fabulous. I had never made any tassels myself before but figured they couldn’t be that difficult and I was right – they are so easy to make. It’s gotten to the point where I’m making different coloured tassels then deciding how to use them. I am literally obsessed with tassel-making at the moment!

What you need:

  • Neon embroidery thread
  • 40 metal beads (depending on the thickness)
  • 3 metal ring links
  • 1 metal clasp
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
How to:
  1. To make the tassel: wrap the embroidery thread around your hand until it’s half the desired thickness.
    Using a separate length of thread, tie a knot around the bundled thread. Using a pair of scissors, cut the bundled loop in half at the base.


    Hook the bundle of thread at the middle point onto a metal ring link. Loop the separate length of thread (previously knotted around the bundle) around the bundle, under the metal ring link. Tie a double/triple knot and trim the ends of the tassel.

  2.  Measure out and cut two lengths of the embroidery thread. One should be slightly shorter than the other – the length should depend on how long you like your necklaces.
  3. Thread 14 of the metal beads onto the shorter thread.
  4. Thread 13 beads onto the longer thread, followed by the tassel and finally thread the remaining 13 beads onto the thread.
  5. Tie loop knots at the ends of each thread.
  6. Hook each pair of loop knots onto 2 metal ring links.
  7. Hook the metal clasp onto one of the links.

This necklace isn’t too over the top but the neon colour makes it eye-catching enough to make an outfit pop – perfect for long summer nights!

Happy DIYing!

xoxo   V.

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