If you've been following Thanks, I Made It for a little while now, I don't need to tell you my affinity for tassels; you've seen it here and here. Allow me to share just one more tasseled project with you, which I made for The Average Girl's Guide. This Shashi seed bead bracelet was the inspiration for this DIY bracelet, and it'll be my last bout of tassels for a while. Maybe...
Tools and materials:
Stretch beading cord (I used .5mm)
Thin, flexible wire (I used beading wire)
Embroidery thread in your choice of colors
Cut the stretch cord into a length that is twice as long as it takes to wrap around your wrist, plus an extra 3-4 inches. Thread the cord through the needle, doubling it. Clip the loose ends with the binder clip.
Begin stringing the beads using the needle. I used a pattern of 11 to 12 black beads, a gold bead, then black beads again. I made a total of 5 sections of black beads and 5 gold beads.
Tie the loose ends (needle and clip sides) together in a tight double knot. I then trimmed the string and added a drop of glue to the knot, sliding a bead over the knot.
Cut 5 pieces of embroidery thread about 8 inches long.
Use the wire to feed through a gold bead.
Repeat for the other strands of embroidery thread. That's it!