How to make a tassel for your painting

I've enjoyed so much lately making little extras.  For one of my series Indian Summer I made a wall hanging to go with each artwork.   Today I want to show you how to make a tassel that you can use with a painting or print, as a keyring or even to decorate a gift.
To start we will need:
  • Some macrame cord
  • A little keychain ring
  • Some extra thread
  • Beads
  • A wire brush
I get all of my supplies from Macranova
I wanted to make something quite neutral today but you can mix up the colours and make a tassel that really stands out.  The beauty is you can use these for so many different things. 
  1. Cut the cord into 4 pieces of approx 50cm
  2. Tie tight around the middle with the extra cord
  3. Start brushing the cord with the wire brush so that the threads separate, eventually putting both sides together to create one brushed tassel
  4. Tie some more of the extra cord around the top of the tassel to make a small bobble with about 50cm of thread
  5. Wrap this around as many times as you like and secure a knot with the excess of string
  6. Add beads to the original bit of thread that we used to tie the middle of the tassel.  You can add as many or as little as you like.
  7. The last step is to tie the keychain and chop the excess thread.  The it's all ready to hang on your favourite painting, basket or even your Christmas tree.
Here I have attached the tassel to the frame of the Balm painting with a small eyelet screw to complete a boho look.  The possibilities are endless.
 Thank you so much for taking the time to make and create with me.  I hope that this can give you ideas to expand your own creativity.
The Balm painting is available from my shop just HERE