Farcere – Rachel Zoe Tassel Necklace


I can rationalize purchasing a lot of things – another silk blouse (“I wear them all the time”), a new black leather bag (“but this one fits EVERYTHING!”), an eyeshadow palette (“I don’t have ANY of these colors”)…

Rachel Zoe’s stunning tasseled lariat – I was sorely tempted (especially after seeing her wear it at Lucky FABB), but the $795 price tag stopped even me.  It didn’t stop me from wanting a similar necklace, though.

Thus resulting in this DIY.  I’m so happy with the results (most people are shocked when I told them I made it), but it was a tricky one, from finding the perfect chain to making the necklace itself.

Worth it?  Completely.

Notes – I purchased the chains and the beaded elements at Hai Trimming in New York City, but would recommend asking someone at your local bead store for help in finding the ideal components.  For more Farcere posts, click here.

Farcere Rachel Zoe Tassel Necklace

cord chain (4 yards) – thin chain (2 yards) – pliers – open eye pins
jump ringsglueround beadsrondelles

Farcere RZ Tassel- Step 1

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  • You did a beautiful job recreating this, I actually think I’m going to make myself one. Thanks!

    • hithaonthego

      Thanks, Amrita! I love the necklace and wear it constantly.

  • Daisy

    The necklace turned out great!

    & Pretty Things

  • Cait Val

    fabulous DIY! and we’ll save a pretty penny on this one :)
    can’t wait to try it out!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  • Chelsea

    This looks incredible. One of the most inspiring DIYs I have ever seen. Thank you! xo

  • This is great! I am deefinitely bookmarking it to remember it when I have more time :)

  • Meghan Elizabeth


  • Omg, you made this! AHH-MAZING!!!!
    I’ve also eyed Rachel’s tazzle necklace, but don’t have the money – and now make it myself :D Yaaay! Great DIY, thanks a lot!

  • Robin Hardeman

    Oh wow, I was looking at the pic and thinking I want one. Good job and thanks for providing the instructions, will bookmark for future DIY projects!

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  • Impressed

    This is gorgeous! I thought, well why doesn’t she tell us how to make it? Then I scrolled down….THANK YOU FOR SHARING! When I click on the “thin chain” link, it takes me to a thick link chain that is actually displayed above where the items needed are displayed, but in the “steps” area, it displays a thin chain with little beads. Not sure if I’m confused. Is the pic incorrect or the seller is out of thin chain? Anyone who made it can respond. Can you tell me where to get that chain? I’ve searched and haven’t found that replica.

  • Impressed

    Hi, I’m trying to locate the triple strand thin gold chain that you use for the tassels if the necklace. The link provided in your DIY steps don’t take me there, but to a thick-link chain…. Help! I can’t wait to make it. Also left question under the directions.

    • hithaonthego

      Hi! The cord chain I used in the DIY isn’t available online – a thick chain is a nice swap for it.

      I would recommend going to a jewelry/craft store and asking the staff for help on selecting the perfect chain.

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    im impressed! WOWOW

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