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Winter/Elsa Inspired Tassel Necklace with Matching Bracelet

(Before I go into the details of this craft project, I must admit that the necklace I made was not inspired by the winter season or Elsa from Frozen. In fact, I made the necklace last summer. πŸ˜† But its appearance does make me think of winter and Elsa, so I just gave it that title.πŸ˜›)

What You Need:

  • beads (new or from other pieces of jewelry; wherever you can find them!)
  • beading sting (aka stretchy string)
  • embroidery floss
  • cardboard (I used a 3-inch width piece of cardboard. The length of the cardboard doesn’t matter because it doesn’t affect the tassel. However, you don’t want it to be so long that it is difficult to slide the tassel of the cardboard.)
  • scissors
  • jewelry clasp and jump rings (optional)
  • jewelry pliers (optional; necessary if using jump rings; flat nose pliers are ones I typically use)

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A while back, I was given a bunch of jewelry that nobody wanted. (Like a hand-me-down-maybe-someone-else-can-make-good-use-of-it sort of thing.) The jewelry wasn’t really my style, but the beads were pretty, so I kept them. One multi-strand necklace had some really nice blue beads (I’ll show you the original necklace in the picture below). I decided to cut off some strands and use the beads for a tassel necklace that I wanted to make. I also added some small white beads to go with it.

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Directions for this project:

Step 1: Choose the beads you want to use and determine your pattern design.Β 

Step 2: Make the tassel. This is where the embroidery floss and piece of cardboard come in. If you need help making this tassel, here is the link to the YouTube tutorial that I followed.

Step 3: String half of your beads on the stretchy string, slide the tassel on the string, and then string the last half of your beads.

Step 4:Β Tie the end of the string to the jewelry clasp and jump ring. Use pliers to make an extension with the jump rings. (This is completely optional. My necklace ended up being long enough to fit over the head, so it didn’t really need a chain extension. But I thought it looked nice anyways.)

Step 5:Β Make the matching bracelet, and voila, you’re all good to go!

As always, if you have any questions concerning this craft project, please ask in the comments below! And what did you think? What craft projects would you like to see more of? Or would you like to see tutorials on crafting techniques? Also, do you like mermaids? Hehehe, there is definitely a reason why I am asking this question, but I will refrain from saying for right now. I can’t wait to chat with you!!!Β 

~ Katherine

28 Comments

  • Emma

    Oooo that’s really pretty, Kat! You’re so creative! At the moment, I can’t think of any craft projects I would like to see more of, but I would love to see some tutorials on crafting techniques. And I do like mermaids XD.

    • Katherine

      Thank you so much, Emma!!!!!! I’m so happy to hear you like it!!! Aww, thank you!!!😊 Alrighty, sounds good!! Crafting technique tutorials coming right up! Is there a specific technique you’d like to learn? Eeee, YAY!!!!!!! Mermaids are SO awesome, aren’t they?! πŸ˜‰

  • Victoria

    SOOOO PRETTY!!!! 😍😍😍 Man, you are so awesome at coming up with these craft ideas girl!! I’m definitely gonna have to try this one sometime!!!!
    (Remember the seashell necklace DIY you shared in the summer? Well, when my sisters and I went to the beach in October I specifically collected seashells for that and am in the middle of making some of those necklaces!) πŸ˜„
    Also YES I LOVE MERMAIDS!!!! (Now I’m very interested to see why you’re asking that…*shifty eyes*) XD

    • Katherine

      Aw, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Aww, that’s sweet of you to say!!!😊 But I know that it is God Who gives me the ideas. He’s the source of my inspiration.
      Eee, YES, you’ll definitely have to try it sometime!!!!! And when you do, I’d love to see it!!!! πŸ˜€ (Yep, I remember!πŸ˜‰ Oooh, really?!?! THAT’S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m SO EXCITED to hear that!!!!! Are you having fun making the necklaces?) If you want to, I’d LOVE to see them!!!
      EEEEEE, YAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *gives you a high-five* (Hehehe, I’d love to tell you, but I have to keep it a secret for right now. My lips are sealed.🀐)

      • Victoria

        YOU’RE SO WELCOME!!!!! Awwww, yes!!! God truly is the Inspiration for everything!!! πŸ˜‰
        Will do!!!! *triple thumbs up* *suddenly remembers I don’t have three hands* *settles with two thumbs up instead* XD (YESSS!!! I’m having a lot of fun!!! There are a few shells I found though that I really wanna use but they don’t have holes, so I’m kinda paused at the moment looking for a drill that won’t shatter the shell.) XD GIRL OF COURSE!!!! I think of you every time I think of my necklaces!!! I will DEFINITELY show you them when they’re finished!!! (And even though it’s taking a while, they WILL be at some point *nods confidently* ‘Cause I didn’t use my own money to buy the supplies for nothing.) XDD
        *High fives you back* (AHAHAHAHA!!! Yep, I get the secret holding!! ;P Even though…I’m….literally terrible at it. Eheh.) XD

        • Katherine

          ❀ Yes, amen!!!!
          YAYAY!!!!! *wonders how Victoria miraculously gained a third thumb* *then wonders if Victoria has some superpower I don’t know about* XDXD (EEEE, YAY, I’m so happy to hear you’re having fun!!!!!! Crafting is SO EXCITING, isn’t it?!πŸ˜‰ Aw, that’s too bad that you found some awesome shells without holes. I wish I could help, but I’ve never drilled a hole in a shell before, so, the best I’ve got is this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he_dr2DSRoE I don’t know if it will work or not, but either way, I hope you’ll figure out a way to drill a hole without shattering the shell!!!!) AWWW, GIRL, you’re so sweet!!!!!<33333 I'm smiling over here!!!!!!! Yay, THANK YOU!!!!!! I can't wait to see what they look like!!!!! (Haha, I feel ya, girl!!!! My craft projects often take a while to make as well. I'm also confident that you will finish them!! *wink wink* Hehe, yep! XD)
          (😁 Hehe, yeah secrets are hard to keep but definitely worth it! XD)

    • Katherine

      Aw, THANK YOU SO MUCH, JC!!!!!!! Eee, yes, ME TOO!!!!!!! I absolutely LOOVVEE Frozen!!!!! Yay, I’m so excited to hear that you love mermaids!! They are just so cool!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Ava Coulter

    Ooh cute!!! That’s so pretty!
    I used to craft all the time, but lately I haven’t really had time to πŸ˜• Hmm craft ideas…maybe like room decor stuff. I’d love to see technique tutorials too!
    Oh yes I LOVE mermaids!!πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see why you would ask that hehehe…

    • Katherine

      THANK YOU, Ava!!!!!!!
      Oof, I totally feel ya! Now that I have a heavier school load, I don’t craft as much as I used to either. (But the nice thing about jewelry making is that I can make it in one sitting. XD) Oooh, I LOVE room decor!!!! Thank you so much for suggesting it!!!!! πŸ˜€ Okay, awesome! Are there any specific techniques you’d like to see tutorials on?
      YAYAY!!!!! Me too!!!!!! πŸ˜€ Mermaids are so pretty!!!! Hehehe, I can’t wait to tell you why I asked! *wink wink*

  • Corrie.S.P.

    Woah! That looks pretty!!!
    I am a huuuge crafter myself. I sadly don’t have enough time to do it as must as I used to.
    Of course I love mermaids girl! Do you think I’m a monster?!!?😱

    • Katherine

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, CORRIE!!!!!!!
      AWESOME!!!!!!!!! *high-fives* Nice to meet a fellow crafter! πŸ˜‰ Aww, yeah, same here. School often keeps me from crafting. πŸ™
      YAY, I’m so happy to hear that!!!!!! I love mermaids so much too!!! (Lolol, nope!πŸ˜…)

  • Emma

    You’re welcome!! <3 I don't have any specific techniques in mind right now, but if I think of any I'll be sure to tell you! Even though I don't make crafts that often, I really like making them, so I would find any kind of tip enjoyable!

    • Katherine

      ❀
      Okay, sounds good then. And I’ll brainstorm some ideas based on what I know how to do, lol. I’m so happy to hear that you like making crafts. They are so much fun to make, aren’t they?! Aw, I’m glad to hear that you would find any tip enjoyable!!!<3333

  • Lorelei Angelino

    oohhhh so cute! I LOVE making jewelry! (And that was cool you made something new and beautiful out of something else 😍)
    And, yes, I like mermaids! . . . *raises eyebrow in suspicion* XD

    • Katherine

      Aw, thank you, Lore!!!! I’m so glad you like them!!😊 Aaah, YES YES YES, me too!!!!!! πŸ˜€ *high-fives* (THANK YOU!!!!! That’s one of my favorite things about crafting! I just love taking something that nobody uses anymore and repurposing it into something useful.)
      WOO-HOO!!!!! YAY!!!!! Hehehehehe *places hand over mouth to keep myself from spilling the beans* XD

  • Alexa

    You are SO creative, Katherine! Honestly, I would have never thought to turn old necklaces into something super pretty! I would LOVE to see some room decor DIYs because my room needs some new decor. I guess I’ve gotten tired of seeing the same thing every day. XD. And I do love mermaids!!!!

    • Katherine

      Awww, that’s nice of you to say, Alexa!!<33 I feel like God made us all with creative traits one way or another.<3 Ah, isn't that the beauty of blogging? We're able to share our ideas for others to try! But, thank you!!!!! I'm glad you liked the post!!!! Awesome!!!! Room decor is super fun!!! Haha, yeah, it can be tiring after a while. That's why I enjoy changing it up often in my room!! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for the suggestion!!!!! Definitely keep your eye out for a room decor DIY post. πŸ˜‰ YAY, woo-hoo!!!!!! I'm super excited to hear that you love mermaids!!!!!!!!

  • Allie Jo Andersen

    *Has no idea how I missed this before*

    Ooooh, this is awesome, Kat!!! I love the bracelet and necklace, they look amazing!! Wonderful photography, too, by the way!! πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing this tutorial, it looks fabulous!!

    • Katherine

      Haha, no idea, but the important thing is that you found it now.😝

      Thank you so much, Allie!!!!!! I’m glad you thought it was awesome!!!!! Aw, thank you!!!!! Aw, that is nice of you to say!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! I’ve been working on my photography skills, so hopefully, they’re improving. You’re most certainly welcome!!!!! I’m glad you enjoyed it!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

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