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Boho Glam Tassel Necklace

About this design:

This necklace is actually inspired by one of Payton's teachers. She had on a funky long big tassel necklace the other day and it really made me want to design something in that style using gemstones. The ball chain is a perfect addition because it mirrors the look of beads on a strand while adding the cool metal tones. With a big tassel like this, the necklace is best worn really long.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 3 strands of 3-4mm gemstone beads
  • 6 24" lengths of C-Lon size D thread
  • 1 collapsible eye needle
  • hypo cement
  • 3 types of ball chain cut into 6" lengths
  • 3 7" lengths of small cable chain with links large enough to fit a jump ring through the end of
  • 6 8mm jump rings
  • 60" Irish waxed linen 4-ply
  • 3' of patterned roll or cable chain - nothing delicate

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Since this necklace is worn long, there is no need for a clasp. Simply open one of the links of chain and attach.
Step 2:
Now it's time to string your beads. Cut your 3 16" strands in half. String each half onto a doubled over 24" length of C-Lon size D thread. Make sure to knot the ends together several times prior to stringing, dabbing with adhesive.
Repeat this step 5 more times.
Step 3:
Using one of your 7" lengths of chain, attach an 8mm jump ring at the end stringing through the center of the pyrite button.
Repeat this step on each end of the 3 7" lengths of chain.
Step 4:
Lay the strands of beads and chain over the necklace chain.
Step 5:
Fold the strands over the necklace chain. Using your 60" length of Irish waxed linen cord, begin wrapping the end of the cord around the tassel to secure approximately 1/2" from the fold over. Gently knot leaving a 2" tail, pulling it to the top for later knotting. Taking the longer length of Irish waxed linen, begin wrapping around and around securely but not too tight. This wrapping should be about 1/2" wide in the end. Take the end of your cord and knot with the 2 " tail from earlier. Trim excess.

Buy Products from this Design

Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Square Wire Cable Chain

Measurements: 2.5x3.5mm links

per foot: $2.45
78 yd. bobbin $1.70

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Measurements: 78 yard bobbin

Matte Black (plated) Diamond Cut Ball Chain

Measurements: 1.5mm links

per foot: $1.10
Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Ball Chain

Measurements: 2.3mm links

per foot: $1.68
Matte Black (plated) Ball Chain

Measurements: 2.3mm links

per foot: $1.10

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:


  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Ditto what Becky said and add gorgeous !

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is very nice Love the beads..

  4. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Ali, you’re such an inspiration!

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the tassel! Another beautiful piece!

  6. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So cool and funky!

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    Billy P says:

    If your looking for attention, this is your necklace. This one will grab anyones’ attention. What a striking necklace.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic as always :D

  9. franny
    franny says:

    great way to feature those teeny tiny beads!

  10. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  11. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    This necklace is the answer to all the short stands waiting for a home. You plan and thank you.

  12. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Sorry Ali should have read good plan and thank you. New keyboard and cold weather, not great for typing.

  13. gypsyheartCin
    gypsyheartCin says:

    I live this! It’s got the bulk of the chain and the tassel but the beads lend an almost dainty look. Gives it a bit of femininity. I’ll gotta try this. I thnk maybe I’ll do different seed beads strands for the tassel. Thanks for the inspiration Ali!!!

  14. Robin Alayne
    Robin Alayne says:

    Inspires so many fun ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Copenhagen Statement
    Copenhagen Statement says:

    Very good! I like this one!

    What do you use the hypo cement for?

  16. Nancy Lee
    Nancy Lee says:

    Way too cool. OK, I give up…what is Boho? I’ve seen this many places, but not sure what it means…is it Bohemian? or what?

  17. Nancy Lee
    Nancy Lee says:

    Oh yeah. You know how cutting waxed cord gums-up your scissors. The best way to ‘un-gum’ them is with acetone. You can use nail polish remover, but just plain acetone is best; you should be able to get it at any hardware store. Happy beading folks :)

  18. Country Lady
    Country Lady says:

    What a great collection of beads and chains, sizes…really nice.

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    T thornton says:

    Love the fact tgat people share the creations and tgat it inspires us all. Not copy catting but, using our own unique idea’s. Life is good on Limabeads!

  20. SimplySassy
    SimplySassy says:

    I love this idea! I see I’m late to the “party” but better late than never right? LOL Your creation has set my mind spinning with a TON of ideas! All my left over beads will work beautifully with the tiny rhinestone cupchain pieces as well as the little stash of left over beads from other projects. Thank you for sharing this Ali… it’s gorgeous and it lends itself to a ton of new ideas! You rock!!

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    Sassy Bohemian says:

    I love this design. I’ve been looking for some inspiration & you did the trick!! Thank you!

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