Yesterday I did the beaded tassel class and had great fun. So that we would have a completed tassel to take home we used bugle beads to get up the neck quicker.
As you can see mine was orange (I was given a green one to start with which I quickly swapped!) but you really can't see that there's 3 different shades of beads and that goes for real life to.
We made two tassels at the start of the class, one four inch (that one shown) and a six inch which is sat on the table waiting for me to decide on what colours and pattern to use on it.
I can see more of these in my future as Birthday/Christmas presents :) the little 3 inch one's our tutor had to show us would make an ideal scissor fob so you never know if one will appear as a giveaway in the future