At the end of the day, what thought I needed was as follows:
- 2 Tassels (I ordered mine from Mood Fabrics online)
- Embroidery floss, multiple colors based on your color scheme (any crafty store)
- Colored jewelry wire (grabbed mine from Joann Fabrics)
- Jewelry Making Tools (wire cutters, bent nose and long nose pliers etc)
- Tacky Glue
- Beads or charms, if you're feeling fanciful
- Some sort of clasp or bead as closures, unless you make it long enough to not need it
I secure a bead at the end of my tassel so that once I begin wrapping, I won't have as hard a time getting it to stay. So I start wrapping... one color first, then maybe mix 2 colors at once, alternating to get desired look...
Here is where I start to realize that this is more time consuming then I thought it would be and also, I didn't make my initial strings long enough for the length of the necklace so midstream, both realizations kind of bummed me out. OK, onward crafting soldier! I split the necklace in half, working separately on each side of the necklace, in different colors to try to make this work. Ugh, by the time I was half way through this, I didn't want to finish it. My time is valuable, you know? But I was finishing this, dangit!
At long last, I finished the wrapping and wrapping and wrapping and wrapping... It's harder than it looks to get everything tight and taut and to stay. I was pretty OK with how it came out although, I might go with more subdued colors if I ever decided to venture down this road again. This got me thinking about how those ladies wrap girls hair in Jamaica and the Bahamas and they do it wicked quick... yeah, that's not me. I am no expert and I don't think I'll be wearing this necklace any time soon.