What a beautiful Saturday. It's about 80 degress in the Valley and I love it! I'll be outside in a few to enjoy the weather, but first I wanted to get this post up for you all... it'll give you something fun to do over the weekend. I came up with this idea when I was at Buffalo Exchange. If you haven't been you should check it out- it's cute and relatively inexpensive second hand clothing shop for hip lads and ladies. They were selling these great tassle necklaces... and being the crafty girl that I am- I decided to try to make it myself... and I think I did a pretty darn good job! Here's step-by-step directions so you can make your own! It's sooo easy and sooo cute. Oh, and did I metion it only cost me $2.50 to make? Sweet deal!
3. Jump Rings (7mm)
Use about 4ft of string and fold it in half. Measure it around your neck to get desired length.
Pull Jump Rings through your doubled up string. Tie evenly around. You can do as many or as few as you want... I went with 5.
Now, for the tassles: You're going to loop the string to be about 7" back and forth 10 times (as pictured above) then cut it off.
First: Take each end of the tassle string and stick it through the jump ring. Make sure you pull the tassle string through the OPPOSITE direction you want the tassle to fall. It's a little tricky keeping the ends together so it may take a few tries. Do not pull the string all the way through. A little hoop will be formed.
Second: Pull the ends of your tassle string through the hoop that was formed. Pull tight. Make sure your tassles are facing down in the direction you want them to go... if not, you probably strung it the wrong direction. Try Again :)
Now you have something that looks like a tassle. Cut the ends off to the desired length you would like. My tassles are about 2" each. Repeat steps 3-5 on each jump ring.
There you have it! It only took me about 30 minutes... Less time than it can take me to figure out what to wear! Beautiful. Enjoy!