DIY: How to Make a Bohemian Ombre Tassel Pendant

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Here at Mira La Belle, we're all about frugal and invidual fashion. That being said, DIY-ing is definitely one of my favourite past times. The best way/ path to individual fashion is to make things or put your on twist on things.


I have been loving tassels for a while now so I decided to make a tassel necklace pendant.

I had been wondering what to use (was actually considering the ring of a key holder) then it finally hit me- I could upcycle an old ring. Fortunately for me, this ring had a pendant on it so I just removed the pendant and passed the neckilace through the jumpring.

This DIY is, infact, bohemian inspired. Looking for a way to add a pinch of bohemian to your wardrobe? You can do this using jewellry and this tassel pendent is the perfect candidate.

Cost: You probably already have the materials needed. If not, a pack of yarn is about 100naira (less than $1) so this DIY is quite cheap. You definitely wont use all the yarn.

Time taken: Minus the time taken for the paint to dry out, this should take less than five minutes.


 

You will need:

- Scissors (as always)

- Yarn. Grey yarn or something of a light colour that show the ombre effect we're going for.

- Ring

- Paint

- Chain

Let's get to it!


Step 1:


Pass some yarn through the ring. Make sure it's just the right thickness so want. I wanted mine quite full and long so I used a lot. Put into mind that its going to be folded so while cutting, remember to double then check the thickness.


Step 2:



Make sure the two sides are equal then cut.


Step 3:
 
On to the tying stage! The thread being used for the first tying should be very strong and not likely to snap easily. Yarn is not good under tension so this is advisable but skippable. Use the yarn to reinforce or cover the thread used.



It rather looks like a strapless dress doesn't it?



Trim off the tassel so everything's the same length. It makes for a more professional look.
Step 4:
 
The fun part! Now there's two ways to do this:
 
1.You could either dip the tip of the tassel into paint then dip half of it into water for a fading ombre look.
 
2. You could use a paintbrush and save your self the mess and stress (rhyme!)
 
I obviously recommend the latter. Dip your paintbrush into the paint the tip of the tassel then dip the brush into water and work your way up the tassel. This is a more controlled method.


Ta-da!


 
Easy Peasy!

The necklaces and rings in this pictures were DIY'd. The ankara rings are a future post *wink* and the shorter necklace was made from earrings (before I decided to become a DIY blogger). Stay tuned for more DIYs!




Aaaaaaand here's a pinnable collage of the whole process to make sharing easier. Go on, do me a favour- Spread the word :)

How would you/did you repurpose your rings and earrings?

YOUR TURN!

 Leave a link, let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear from you!
P.S: If you try this DIY, I'd love to see your work! Shoot me an email (ijennamirabelosuji@gmail.com) or use the hashtag #miralabelleDIY and tag me (@unservile_fashionist)* on Instagram*.
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20 comments

  1. Hi darling, how are you today? I love this, another great post.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.
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    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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  2. Lol. 1 dollar is less than 100 naira? You don't know what's going on with exchange rate ?
    Nice DIY though! Keep them coming

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    1. Cassie o. I said 100naira is less than $1 Not the other way around. ($1 is 255naira for now) Glad you like the DIY(s). Be expecting more.

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  3. Hello Ijenna,

    Well done! It's so pretty and unique.

    I love DIYs. :-)

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  4. This is so cool! I love DIY stuff and I'm actually gonna try this out in my free time!

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  5. This is so cool! I love DIY stuff and I'm actually gonna try this out in my free time!

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    1. yaasss! Send me the pictures when you're done please.

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  6. that was really cool, I'm not so patient in doing DIY... love your blog

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    1. Thank you grace! I wasn't so patient before. But knowing that I'd be blogging about it made be patient by force.

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  7. I'm so doing this!!!
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  8. Now there's a DIY for me
    Love it

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  9. Are you serious?? Can a pendant be made so easily? Is it durable enough & won't loose it's color?
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    1. Hi Sonam!

      Yes, a pendant can be made that easily and it's durable if you do it right.

      This pendant was made December 2015 and I have been rocking it ever since. You can check it out in this style post I did August 2016. It has not lost colour or spoilt.

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