Make a Cheerful Tassel Necklace for Spring

Here’s my first finished project of my spring wardrobe challenge! You can find more info about that here. This necklace came together really fast and I loved how it turned out. The bright colors make me so ready for spring, and the fringe is so on trend, I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of this necklace this season. I’m hoping to eventually get my hands on some silk thread for making my fringe, because I think it’ll be a little swingier than the embroidery floss…BUT the embroidery floss has so many great colors and is much more readily available that it still works well for this project.

Beaded Tassel Necklace

Supplies:

  • Glass Beads
  • Embroidery Floss
  • 2″ Eye Pins
  • Jump Rings
  • 30″ Chain
  • Sharp scissors
  • Round nose pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Super glue

Step 1: Make Tassel

Leave sleeves on embroidery floss and cut entire skein in half. Take a thread from the half you’re not using. If needed, use a yarn needle to thread it through the loop. Tie the thread in a double knot on top of the looped floss. Dab knot with tiny bit of glue to secure and trim ends when dry. Take another scrap bit of thread and tie around the neck of the tassel. Wrap the ends a couple times and tie a knot again. Secure with glue and trim ends. Open jump ring and slip under tied thread on top.

Step 2: Thread Beads on Pin

Thread 4 beads onto Eye Pins. Use Round Nose Pliers to loop straight end. (You will need another set of pliers to steady the eye pin) Wrap extra at the end around itself.

Step 3: Assemble NecklaCe

Attach jump ring from tassel to loop on eye pin. Attach another jump ring to the opposite loop. Secure this jump ring to chain.

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Fun & Easy Rainbow Earrings for St. Patrick’s Day

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My family heritage is Irish, so we’ve always enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. These rainbow earrings are a quick and easy accessory to make; too bad there’s no pot of gold when you’re finished. Scroll down for the tutorial on how to make both; pick your favorite to rock on March 17th!

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Rainbow Earrings

Supplies

For Fringe Hoops:

  • Embroidery floss (1 each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Scissors
  • Super Glue

For Pom Pom Earrings:

  • Yarn in rainbow colors (I used Lion Brand’s Bon Bons)
  • Small Clover Pom Pom Maker (optional, you can use the method that works best for you)
  • Earring Findings (Long Bars from DesigninyourHeart on Etsy, Studs with ring from Joann’s)
  • Jump Rings
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Needle and Thread

Rainbow Fringe Hoops

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Step 1: Loosely wrap thread around your hand; 4 times. Trim from skein.

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Step 2: Tie a Cow Hitch Knot to attach to hoop.

Lay looped thread under hoop, bring bottom up and through the top, pull tight.

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Step 3: Continue Steps 1 & 2 with each color.

When you finish, position the group of loops on the hoop so when the earring is worn the tassels hang at the bottom.

Step 4: Place a dot of glue on the back of each knot.

Step 5: Repeat with other hoop.

Pay attention to knotting on the opposite side of the hoop so when you wear your earrings the pattern will look the same; both on the right and left. For example, you don’t want red to be facing out on one side and purple on the other, plus you want the back of the knots to face into you so they’re hidden.

Step 6: Trim tassels to desired length; use fingers to rub strands to separate individual strands for better fringe.

Rainbow Pom Pom Earrings

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Step 1: Wrap yarn around arches according to Pom Pom Maker directions.

I started one side, first red, then orange, then yellow; wrapping each about 30-40 times. On the other side, I started purple, then blue, then green.

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Step 2: Fold in wrapped arches and trim.

Step 3: Use a scrap piece of yarn to tie around threads.

This step gave me a little trouble. I found if I wrapped once and tied, I couldn’t get it tied tight enough to make a Pom Pom. I instead wrapped and crossed the ends around the Pom Pom 3 times, then I tied a double knot.

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Step 4: Trim yarn down until your Pom Pom is desired size.

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Step 5: Attach Pom Pom to Large Bar findings.

Cut long piece of thread and fold in half. Thread both ends through eye of needle. Push needle up through the middle of the Pom Pom but don’t pull tight yet. Thread needle through loop at bottom, then push the needle up through the middle of the Pom Pom again and pull tight. Pull one end of the thread out of the needle; thread the remaining end through the large bar finding. Take both ends of the thread and tie them tightly in a knot; securing the end of the long bar up to the Pom Pom.

Step 6: Attach jump ring to stud, then stud to the other end of the large bar.

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And just like that, you have two fashion forward ways to show your St. Patrick’s Day spirit this year!

Happy Crafting!

Love, Erin

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