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DIY Beaded Pom Pom and Tassel Jewelry
Pom poms AND beads AND tassels?! Now you’re speaking our language.
These DIY accessories combine three different crafting skills into the ultimate jewelry project.
The ability to completely customize the yarn color and bead combination makes this a perfect personalized accessory for any party — holiday or birthday alike!
We’ve put together three different beaded jewelry tutorials using the same supplies, showing just how versatile this project can be.
We POMise you’re gonna love it!
HOW TO MAKE BEADED POM POM AND TASSEL JEWELRY
For all of the projects below you’ll need:
- Loome Tool (or a fork!)
- Embroidery Floss
- Pom Pom Trim Guides
- Stretch Beading String*
- Beading Needle*
- Crimp Beads*
- Crimp Bead Covers*
- Jump Rings*
- Hoop Earrings
- Flat nose pliers
- Optional: Charms*
*Item is included in our Ultimate Beading Kit
HOW TO MAKE A BEADED POM POM NECKLACE
The first step is to make all of your pom poms for the necklace! For this tutorial, we used a Loome Tool to make seven 1″ pom poms (80 revolutions on the Loome Tool).
You can also make 1″ pom poms using a fork by following the steps here.
New to making pom poms? No sweat! Find our complete guide here.
PRO TIP: If you’re also making pom pom earrings, make those pom poms at the same time!
Measure your stretch string for the desired length, then add 3.5.”
PRO TIP: To keep the beads from falling off of your string as you add them, leave it attached to your spool OR fold a piece of washi tape around the cut end.
Thread the working end of your string through your beading needle.
Using your beading needle, begin adding beads in your desired pattern.
Adding charms is SO easy! To add a charm, thread a jump ring through the loop on your charm, then use flat nose pliers to close the jump ring. Your charm is now ready to be threaded onto your necklace!
To add a pom pom — gently massage the pom pom until you find the center string. Thread your needle through the center of the pom pom, treating your center string like the hole of a bead.
Continue adding beads, charms, and pom poms until your desired length is achieved.
Using a crimp bead, crimp bead cover, and jewelry pliers, finish your necklace by adding stretch jewelry closure.
HOW TO MAKE BEADED POM POM HOOP EARRINGS
Use your pliers to straighten out the bend on your wire hoop earrings. Rather than grabbing the short end of the bend and pulling the wire open, place the opening of the pliers directly on the bend, then squeeze to flatten.
This will straighten out the end bend without compromising the hoop.
Begin adding beads in your desired pattern until you reach the halfway point.
Be sure to keep enough space available for the width of the pom pom so that it will be centered on the bottom of the hoop.
Thread your pom pom onto the hoop using the same technique as the beaded necklace above.
Add your remaining beads until the hoop is filled, leaving space near the end of the wire for your ear and the final bend!
Use your pliers to turn the end of the wire back upwards, and your earrings are ready to go!
HOW TO MAKE A BEADED TASSEL NECKLACE
The first step is to make your tassel(s)! This accessory looks great with one statement tassel, or you can layer a few for added texture!
Find our complete tutorial on how to make tassels here.
Then, just like the pom pom beaded necklace above, measure your stretch string for the desired length, adding 3.5,” then begin threading your beads in your desired pattern until you reach the halfway point.
Next, we want to turn our tassel into a charm!
You can do this by adding a jump ring through the top loop of your tassel. Close the jump ring using your flat nose pliers.
Using the jump ring, thread your tassel onto your string, then add the remaining beads.
Complete the necklace by adding a stretch jewelry closure.
I MEAN. One supply list, and endless combinations?! Count us in. Warning to friends and family: everyone is getting beaded pom pom jewelry sets for holiday gifts this year. 🤗
If it’s not too much of a tassel, be sure to share your creations on Instagram by tagging us @theneonteaparty.
Leave any questions you have in the comments below!
BRB, gotta go make more DIY accessories.
Peace, love & neon! ✌️