The version with tassels is far & away the easiest. Easy is a relative term! It's all hard, but the tassels mean you don't have to worry about what to do with the ends of the cording. For me, that makes a lot of difference! I used purchased cording and it often has an inner core which can make the ends a problem. If you make your own, that wouldn't be as big an issue, I think. With the tassel version, I couldn't use the metallic cording as it didn't ravel out nicely!
Anyway, they're done. Appreciate your finisher! It's very tedious work!