Style Bee - Tassle DIY

Tassel Necklace DIY


Style Bee - Tassel DIY


We make at least 1 trip to Home Depot every week and I’m always on the lookout for items I can use in unique ways for different projects. Lately, the plumbing section and all things copper have been triggering ideas. I’ve also been on a crazed tassel kick (further evidence here) and decided to take it out on a necklace design I’ve had in my head for a while. Ever since I posted them on Instagram, I’ve been getting so many comments and I figured maybe a few of you might want to make one.

The great thing about these is that they’re super easy to make, the supplies are really reasonable and they add a playful statement to any look. As my style continues to simplify I find myself turning to accessories to add uniqueness and interest to an outfit. I love these because they’re a little sculptural, a little bohemian and totally intriguing. So feel like making one or two? They’re a great weekend project and an even better gift for a friend!


Supplies: Hemp Cording (cut to 19″) | Crochet Thread | Copper Coupling Tube | Crimp Beads | Lobster Clasp | Circle Rings | Small Elastics | Glasses Case (For tassel making) | Scissors | Needle Nose Pliers | Scotch Tape  | Please Note: Supplies for both necklaces pictured but not necessary

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1. Wrap the crochet thread around your glasses case (or whatever you’re using) approximately 60 times then cut along one side.

2. You will have a thick cluster of thread. Feed it through the copper tube.

3. With the tube in the centre of the thread, bring the two ends together and tie a clear elastic as close to the copper tube as possible, to secure the tube and thread in place.

4. Wrap a new strand of thread around the elastic until it is fully covered. Knot and trim exces.

Style Bee - Tassle DIY

5. Trim the tassel ends so the they’re even. Sharp scissors or a rotary cutter make this easiest.

6. Attaching the clasps:

  • Take your 19″ hemp cording (rope) and wrap a 1/4 inch strip of tape around the end to prevent fraying.
  • Use your pliers to clamp the crimp beads over the taped ends.
  • Add a small ring to each clamp bead.
  • Add a larger ring to one end and a lobster clasp to the other end.
Style Bee - Tassel DIY

7. Thread the copper tassel bead onto the cording and your all set!

Style Bee - Tassle DIY

Finally, you’ll need to prepare yourself for some compliments and inquiries about where such a necklace can be acquired 🙂 The copper tube will start to oxidize over time and lose it’s shine but I personally love the patina it gets. If you look at the photo above you can see the difference between a new tube (white tassel) and a month old tube (black tassel).

Style Bee - Tassle DIY

Here’s a couple of ways I’m wearing them these days!

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Hope you decide to give this little project a try! 


Leave me a comment here!

  1. E White says:

    Couldn’t help but notice the top you are wearing. Any details?

  2. Sarah N. says:

    I’m going with a team to a children’s home in Zambia for the second time this weekend, and I think this would be a fun and easy craft for the girls! Plus, the supplies will easily fit in my suitcase. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions!

    • Lee the Bee says:

      That’s so great Sarah! It would make a great project for the girls and they can wear them right away too. Have a safe and wonderful trip! Xo

  3. These are so great! I think I might just have to try it 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial!