Monday, 28 January 2013

DIY | Tassels

This Emma Watson for Lancôme ad. came out ages ago (I believe her hair has now grown out?) but though she's undeniably gorgeous and the guy's not bad and the perfume's probably alright, what really caught my eye was her necklace - a small pink tassel hanging between two heart charms.

There are loads of way to make tassels (here's a site dedicated to them) but my method is good if you want to use tassels for jewellery since the jump ring makes them easy to attach to chain.

You will need:
  • machine embroidery thread (normal thread will do but machine embroidery thread is glossy). They cost €2.50 per bobbin at A. Rubanesque and are also available at Hickeys I think.
  • Jump rings
  • Stiff cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape