As you know, I have a love for all things "rooster". Last year, I wanted to buy this tassel from charleskeath.com. It was priced at $29.99, but after shipping costs and tax, was closer to $40! Being a cheapo and a creative sort of person, I decided to make one myself. First, I needed wooden tassel heads. I surfed online and found a store in Berkley, California that sold some in a variety of sizes. I then went to a local craft store and bought an assortment of bright colorful threads meant for embroidery. Armed also with permanent magic markers, I set out to make some tassels and had a lot of fun. Below are pictures of a few. They turned out quite popular and I ended up giving many to friends as Christmas presents. These tassels were about 7 inches in length.