Perhaps it's not quite so obvious now, but this did look like one of the Beatles for a long time! The tassel is assembled on a wooden mould (think of something like a wooden light switch pull) and you can form skirts of various materials which are tied round the bottom in layers. The head of the mould is wrapped in gimp with UHU as the base - a slightly tricky, not to mention sticky process! The trickiest thing was actually forming the cord, which involves a chair leg, a strange machine like a pencil sharpener, and preferably the assistance of a willing volunteer. Although it was a little difficult, trying to stop the threads tangling until you needed them to tangle, the resulting cords were great to look at and quite robust. I've bought a wooden mould to have another attempt, and if I can repeat the process at home it will be a great way of using up all those novely threads that you end up buying without knowing what to do with them!