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DIY chain tassel necklace

6 Steps to creating a tassel necklace

If you've ever felt like you need a degree in fashion to pick the "right" necklace, we have the perfect DIY for you. This chain tassel necklace works with a casual T-shirt or a polished suit. It pairs with silver jewelry just as well as gold. And you can wear it as a pendant or loop it to make a shorter necklace.

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And bonus: Why not make two and give one to a friend for Christmas? Read on for the how-to!

Supplies:

  • Gunmetal cable chain
  • About 24 inches of small link gold chain
  • A roughly 6-inch piece of small gunmetal chain
  • Short piece of embroidery thread, any color
  • E-6000 glue
  • Jewelry pliers with wire cutter
  • 2 jump rings
  • Toggle clasp

Instructions:

1

DIY Chain tassel necklace | SheKnows.com

Cut 2 pieces of the gunmetal cable chain, each 31 inches long. Set aside. Take the gold chain and wrap it several times around your hand to make a tassel.

2

DIY Chain tassel necklace | SheKnows.com

Put the 2 long pieces of chain together lengthwise and find the center. Slide the gold chain loop off your hand and fold it over the center of the chain pieces.

3

DIY Chain tassel necklace | SheKnows.com

Using a small piece of embroidery thread, tie a knot at the top of the chain tassel.

4

DIY Chain tassel necklace | SheKnows.com

Cut the end pieces of the gold chain with your jewelry pliers.

5

DIY Chain tassel necklace | SheKnows.com

Wrap the top of the chain tassel with the small dark silver chain, covering the embroidery thread. Glue the ends in place with E-6000. Let it sit overnight to dry.

6

DIY Chain tassel necklace | SheKnows.com

Using your jewelry pliers, open the 2 jump rings and attach the toggle clasp to the ends of the necklace. If you prefer to just put the necklace over your head and not use a clasp, you can instead join the 4 ends of chain together with a jump ring.

Final look

DIY Chain tassel necklace | SheKnows.com

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