Jewellery Style

DIY | Chain Tassle Necklace

Guys, I am back. After two weeks of leaving you with a post about Fall Transition Looks said fall has finally arrived here in the west of Germany, and it’s beautiful, and it’s rather cold. My two weeks of vacation were so wonderful it’s rather difficult to put them into words just now (give me some time to sort my head and I will come up with a suitable post!) and it is actually even more difficult getting used to the ‘life before vacation’ although I am pretty sure that being gone for two weeks to see the world makes it impossible to just go back to a ‘life before vacation’.

So my ‘life after vacation’ started yesterday, and already four people told me how fresh and relaxed I looked. Guess that one was a success!

Now that I’m back home, blogging is the number one on my list of things I look forward to, especially after receiving the wonderful gift of a macro lens for my birthday two weeks ago (thank you sooo much, love of my life). So expect some excellent photos! This project here was actually photographed with the old lens, maybe you’ll see the difference in my next post. Let’s go:

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You need:

  • Thin leather cord
  • Gold chain
  • End cap
  • Jump rings in medium and large
  • Calottes
  • Jewellery clasp
  • Jewellery pliers
  • Super glue

Start by measuring several strands of gold chain of about 20cm length. Separate them with your pliers and repeat until you have around 20-30 strands. Bundle the strands and join them in the middle with the medium jump ring (pinch it together until the chain strands can no longer move).

If you hold the chain bundle by the jump ring you should have the main part of your tassel. Now put some super glue into the end cap and join the tassel and the end cap. Let dry.

Attach the large jump ring to the end cap. Cut six or more pieces off the leather cord in a length of your choice. Thread the straps through the jump ring and make a loose knot into the straps.

Add calottes to both sides of the leather straps (might be a bit of work joining all the straps) and attach a jewellery clasp. That’s it!

This one has quickly become one of my favourite necklaces, because of the length and due to the fact that black and gold can be worn to anything. It’s really rather simple, and it was nice making a tassel out of something different that thread and wool. So how do you like it? Hope you are inspired!

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    Prince
    30th September 2016 at 12:15 am

    Hello Michelle, welcome back from your vacation, I will surely give this a try

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    jristic.line
    2nd October 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I love your DIY post…
    http://jristicline.com/en/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      2nd October 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you!

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    Lena Petrova
    3rd October 2016 at 7:21 am

    Such a lovely idea! I’m thinking I may modify it a bit and instead of the chain, add leather tassle!

    Lena
    http://zoyaandme.com/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      3rd October 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Of course, that’s a good idea!

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    Dylana
    7th November 2016 at 8:49 pm

    This is such a great DIY! Thanks for sharing!

    xx

    http://www.dylanasuarez.com

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      8th November 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you!

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