I learned how to do this a long time ago. I need to relearn.
Would change the tassel to single strands of beads and use the chevron pattern of blue and white alternating every two rows all the way up the column.
Seed bead and wire plant
The actual color is lighter than the pic. Made in Caron Simply Soft yarn White and Pistachio. Size 0 to 3 months. Made by Linda Smith