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Do you have a little fashionista who loves to get dressed up in the latest trends?

This project is perfect for those little girls who just love to accessorize. Tassels are everywhere, especially accessories. Your favorite little trendsetter can create her very own tassel necklace — with your help, of course.

Supplies:

  • Nylon cording
  • Embroidery floss
  • Jewelry clasps, jump rings and cord end caps
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Pony beads
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Scrap cardboard

Instructions:

  1. Measure and cut desired color of cording to 24 inches and set aside.
  2. Cut cardboard approximately 2 ½-inches square.
  3. Wrap embroidery floss around cardboard 50 times.
  4. Cut a second piece of embroidery floss 6 inches in length. And insert it into the loops along one edge of the cardboard and tie several knots.
  5. Insert a pencil under the knot and slide loops off cardboard.
  6. Cut a third piece of embroidery floss 12 inches in length and wrap directly under pencil approximately 15 times, then tie securely. Remove pencil. Trim ends and tuck back into tassel.
  7. Insert scissors at opposite end of loops and cut evenly.
  8. Use needle nose pliers to open jump ring and insert in loop of tassel at knot. Close the jump ring with pliers and cut off the knotted piece.
  9. Repeat to make desired number of tassels.
  10. Slide cording through the jump ring on one tassel. Add a few pony beads.
  11. Repeat until desired pattern of tassels and beads is complete.
  12. Place one end of the cording into a cord end cap and use pliers to clamp around cord, securing it.
  13. Open a small jump ring and use it to connect the ring on the cord end to the hole on the clasp. Repeat on the other end.

Show off your hand made accessories by sending us a photo at mlavine@UpstateParent.com.

The complete, step-by-step photos for this and all our craft project are on our Pinterest page. Follow us at https://www.pinterest.com/upstateparentsc/ for parenting tips, new products, recipes and much more.

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