I'm jumping late on the tassel earring train. These earrings are sleek and light, and once you get into the hang of making the tassels, you'll be churning them out in no time.
I went into m&j trimming and bought a couple different colored tassels. For this tutorial, you can either buy pre-made tassels or use embroidery thread.
- tassels OR embroidery thread
- a short length of wire
- jump rings, 3-4
- fishbone chain
The first thing you need to do is take apart the tassel.
Take about 10 strands.
Center the strands unto the piece of wire. Squeeze the end of the wire together.
Take a jump ring and slide it down the wire to the strands. It's going to be a wiggle and a struggle.
This will keep the strands together and make it into a tassel shape.
If you find your jump rings to be too big or too small, you can always take a length of wire and wrap it twice.
You can slide another one down for extra security.
Take a jump ring and add your charm.
Remove the wire.
Take your jump ring/charm combo and slide it through where the wire was. Don't close the ring.
Slip the jump ring unto the chain.
Open a jump ring and connect the hook with the top of the chain.
We need to trim the ends.
Make them as long or as short as you want!
Thanks for reading!