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diy woven leather tassel necklace

February 27, 2014

I came up with this design recently after acquiring some large gold chains. The chain links looked kind of sparse on their own so I decided to weave leather cord through them à la Chanel. The tassel is made from assorted chains- this DIY is a great way to make use of your broken necklaces!
Supplies-

  • Leather cord
  • Assorted chains (for tassel)
  • Wide 33 inch length chain
  • Gold embroidery floss
[Take the leather and weave it in and out through the chain. Leave a 5 inch section of cord at the beginning and a 5 inch section of chain at the end]
[Thread the end of the cord through the chain to connect the necklace together]
[Take the ends of the suede and weave them through the bottom part of the necklace to create a tassel]
[Drape the assorted chains over the tassel]
[Cut a section of embroidery floss and tightly tie around the top of the tassel. Wrap around a few times and knot again]
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  • Reply
    onel
    February 28, 2014 at 11:49 am

    So pretty and it looks just like the Chanel's strap 😉 Do you have a tutorial on how to do the weaving?

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    Allison Katelyn
    March 1, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Oh how fun! I bet this could be done with minimal items from the craft store as well…!

    Allison Katelyn @ http://SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

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    Andrew James
    March 25, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Awesome work, I appreciate it. 🙂

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    Grammy White
    March 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Great way to recycle a necklace that might be a little out of date and not worn anymore, thanks!

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    Grammy White
    March 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Great way to upcycle an out of date piece of jewelry into something incredible, thanks!

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    The HULA
    February 16, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Hi Gina,

    Fantastic blog!
    Love it. 🙂

    Sarah
    HULA

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