DIY | Tribal Tassel Necklace | Tutorial

DIY Tribal Tassel Necklace

August is here which means one thing… Festivals! 

I love
going to festivals, not just for the amazing music, atmosphere and people but
the chance to wear outfits that are little bit quirkier, fun and boho inspired
than everyday wear. For me no festival outfit is complete without a statement
necklace, and if its handmade… even better! 

So I decided to give an old
necklace I don’t wear anymore an injection of tribal style by adding coloured
threads and created tassels, making it the perfect accessory to create cool
boho vibes at my next festival.

Here’s how I did it…

I used…

Coloured embroidery threads

Old necklace (mine was Primark) or chunky chain

Needle (optional)

I started by plaiting three strands of one colour of my thread
together, leaving it loose at both ends. 

Then I knotted one end to the bottom
of the necklace in the middle of the necklace leaving plenty of thread for my
tassel. Then I used a chunky needle to weave the thread in and out of each
section of the necklace all the way to the top. 

Once I reached the last hole I
turned back and worked my way down to the bottom again, before making another
knot and leaving the threads dangling. 

I then trimmed the threads to create the

I then added more colours either side of until I
was happy with my design.

This is such an easy and fun way to update and transform an
old, plain necklace into a boho statement piece, I will definitely be adding
tassels to more things in the future. 

I hope you like and I would love to hear
how you update your old jewellery, tweet me @annabirty90, or comment below. Keep an eye out
for a future festival style post coming to my blog soon.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow me on
instagram Madeupstyle for more handmade inspired images.



    • August 12, 2014 / 9:13 pm

      Thanks lovely! I know it's so easy and fun! A great way to give old jewellery a new lease of life! 🙂 xx

    • August 27, 2014 / 6:31 pm

      Ah thank you so much for the nomination! Love your blog hun! xx

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