Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DIY - Tassel Jewelry Tutorial

I bought a bunch of tassels a few weeks ago at Hobby Lobby (Thank god there isn't one near my house...) with some ideas for accessories and tutorials. Here are some quick steps to tassel earrings and a tassel necklace.



1. Using the round nose pliers, ties a knot around them to create a very small loop. I tied 3 knots to make sure it didn't come undone while I was wearing them. Cut the ends as close to the knot as possible. You could also put a dot of clear nail polish or glue on the ends to make sure they don't fray.

2. Attach the earring to the tassel with a jump ring.

3. Done!

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1. Cut the tassel rope to about 4". You should probably tape the end before you cut or immediately dip end in glue and mine unraveled very quickly! Cut a 3" length of ribbon.

2. Glue the end of the rope to the top of the tassel. This will make wrapping the ribbon easier. Don't glue too high up the rope or you'll need a wider ribbon.

3. Glue the end of the ribbon to the rope and begin wrapping the ribbon tightly around to cover the glued end. Glue the last end of the ribbon down and smooth out. Don't burn your fingers!

4. Thread your chain or necklace through the rope loop. Because the loop is wide you can interchange necklaces!

5. Done!

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