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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.

DIY Chain tassel necklace |

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


  • 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



DIY Chain tassel necklace |

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.


DIY Chain tassel necklace |

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.


DIY Chain tassel necklace |

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


DIY Chain tassel necklace |

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


DIY Chain tassel necklace |

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.


DIY Chain tassel necklace |

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 |

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