DIY & Crafts

DIY Crystal & Tassel Necklace

This year I got lovely presents for my Birthday especially from my work colleagues. They bought me this necklace from Oliver Bonas that I’ve shared before on Instagram – I’m obsessed with the necklace and I’ve worn it almost every day since I got it.

Today, I want to share the DIY step by step tutorial with you all so you can make it at home (and so I have the perfect excuse to have two similar necklaces that I love) ;-)



  • 1m of sewing thread in different colours – see in the picture below the ones I choose
  • 5 jump rings
  • 1 clasp
  • 1 eyepin
  • 2 fold over end crimp
  • 1 crystal bead
  • 5cm of chain
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Glue


One thing before starting the step by step process; I got the quartz crystal in Camden Town Market. If you are around I highly recommend playing a visit as they have lovely things.

Step by Step

Step 1: make the cord. The trickiest thing on this DIY is the cord as you need to plait the sewing thread. Cut 1m from each colour you are using and put them together. Repeat 3 times as you need to end up with 3 threads made by the different colour threads. Once you have them, all you need to do is plaited them. Tip: Sellotape the threads to a surface (like a table/wall) and plait from there.



Step 2: make the tassel. Chose the colour you want for your tassel and follow the steps on this post I shared about how to make a tassel. I decided to make it in salmon as I love that colour but feel free to go for a brighter one as in the original necklace. When the tassel is done attach the jump ring and put it in the plaited cord.

Step 3: Add the eyepin to the crystal. Most of the crystals already have a hole on them but unfortunately mine doesn’t. In order to attach the eyepin to the crystal I put around the crystal the wire from the eyepin and I glued it can be seen in the picture



Step 4: Attach the end crips into the cord ends. This step is easy as you only need to cut the plaited cord so it’s 45cm and attach the end crips in each of the cord ends.

Step 5: Add the clasp and the chain. Using the jump rings add the clasp in one end and the chain into the other.


It’s all done! You can now wear your necklace and look beautiful! I think it’s also a great idea for a birthday or Christmas present, don’t you think?




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  • Reply Sophie 15th September 2015 at 11:02

    LOVE this DIY tutorial Mar! And it looks so similar to the original! Very clever. x

    • Reply Little Chica 15th September 2015 at 21:39

      Thanks Sophie! Let me know you if you decide to make it :-) x

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