Fall is a time for cozy accessories, warm colors, and indoor crafting. In an attempt to bring a little of the cozy, and crafty into my fall wardrobe I decided to make a braided tassel necklace reminiscent of 1970s jewelry. Today learn to make this necklace for yourself!
Step 2: Cut two additional pieces of yarn and make sure that everything is lined up end to end.
Step 3: Tie a knot in the center of your 3 yarn pieces. This will make braiding each side a lot easier.
Step 4: Tape down one side of your necklace to a table or board, and separate the three strands of yarn you're going to braid first.
Step 6: Where you plan to stop the braid, pull the middle strand to the left and hold the other two yarn pieces together on the right.
Step 7: Knot the two strands off to the right side, leaving the single strand to dangle alone. Flip the necklace over to braid the other side, repeating step 5.
Step 8: Repeat step 6 but this time pull the center strand to the right and the other two yarn pieces to the left. Knot the two strands like in step 7. See the image above for an example of what your ends should look like.
Step 10: Tape the ends of the two yarn pieces together tightly, creating a "shoelace" end to string the bead through.
Step 11: String your bead.
Step 12: Ensure that the bead is tight against the knots of the additional yarn strands and fan everything out.
Step 14: Trim off any excess yarn so that all of the strands are about the same length, and a length you find visually appealing.
Step 15: Begin to pull apart the yarn to create the tassel. Do this to both sides and below the bead.
Step 16: Grab the two fanned out sides and pull them over and under the bead so that they'll lay flat behind it.
You're done! Enjoy your new 70s style necklace and be proud you made it all by yourself. big kiss, bekuh
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