I’m in love with curtain tassels- they’re such an easy & gorgeous way to add a tassel to your DIY project and, luckily for me, tassels remain huge in 2017. To be honest, I don’t personally care what is on trend (style is timeless right?) but my DIY tutorials audience do seem to appreciate the more “current” craft projects, so I have started paying attention to what’s hot and what’s not 🙂
Here is how I turned a curtain tassel into a gorgeous bookmark and today, we’re going to look at turning a curtain tassel into a boho statement necklace 🙂 A lot of the places that sell these curtain tassels also sell Chinese knots and it’s super easy to turn them into statement lace cuff bracelets.
What you need:
Curtain tie- widely available at haberdasheries and curtain shops!
Metal ring- available from a hardware shop
Silver bead with a large hole/ bore in centre
Apply glue liberally to the curtain tassel right above the start of the tassel
Slip the metal bead onto the thread followed by the metal ring then quickly slip the thread through the metal bead again. (If you aren’t quick with your hands, use a slower drying glue) Pull tight.
Leave to dry then snip off the excess thread sticking out of the bead. Thread a black cord through the metal ring to serve as a necklace!
Lovely modern Asian style necklace. Not got enough of tassels? Make some beaded statement tassel earrings – Oscar de la Renta inspired and takes only 5 minutes!– to match! (Unlike the originals, this cost me less than a fiver.)