Charlotte's about to turn two and has just started to show an interest in all things girly and pretty. Every outfit she wears is now accompanied with carefully chosen accessories.
This morning, as I was going through my craft box I noticed I had the items available to make a mini rendition of the Matta Rahu wooden necklace, so I got to work on a special present for her.
The necklace took under ten minutes to make and I'm proud to say Charlotte was thrilled with her new accessory. If you would like to make a version of this necklace for your little one, I've listed the steps I followed below.
- 100 small wooden beads
- thin elastic
- embroidery thread (I used bright pink)
1. Tie a small knot in one end of your elastic and thread on your wooden beads. Once all beads are threaded, untie the small knot and secure both ends of elastic together. Cut excess elastic.
2. Wind a length of embroidery thread around two of your fingers until you reach the desired thickness. Slip your fingers from inside the thread, making sure you maintain the loop. This is the beginning of your tassel.
3. Place another small length of thread through the top of the loop and secure in a knot. You'll use this piece of thread to secure the tassel to the necklace.
4. Wind another piece of thread around your loop several times to create the top of your tassel, and secure.
5. Cut open the other end of your loop to create the bottom of the tassel.
6. Attach to the bottom of your necklace and voila, you're done!
I'm giving away one of these tassel necklaces to one lucky reader. Simply follow little. lovely. on facebook and leave a comment below to be in the draw to win. Entries close 9:00am Wednesday 1 June 2011 (Australian EST).