Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tiny Tassel Earrings, Tutorial + Video


If you're looking for a fun and super easy pair of earrings to DIY this summer, these Tiny Tassel Earrings are it!  Upcycle any old pair of hoops or make your own using some embroidery floss and other simple materials for a fabulous pair of fashionable tasseled earrings!


Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Tiny Tassel Earrings

By Jennifer Dickerson


Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:

  • Cotton embroidery floss, 4 colors, and about 2 skeins of each color.
  • Hoop earrings (you can upcycle an existing pair or make your own using hoops, jump rings, and ear wires).
  • Scissors (the sharper, the better)
  • Small/narrow tapestry needle
  • Optional: a small amount of clear glue to "set" the knots to keep them from coming apart and to also keeps the strands in place.



Instructions:

  • For each earring, you'll make 8 tassels (I used four colors, 2 tassels per color).  So for the set, a total of 16 tassels, 4 per color.
  • Cut 16 pieces of floss, each 6 inches long.  Be sure each strand matches each tassels, I did an ombre theme, but feel free to choose any color scheme you like!
  • To make the first tassel, Wrap the floss four times around three fingers.Remove from your fingers and lay floss down.  Lay the earring in the middle and fold in half.
  • Grab one of the 6 inch strands you cut earlier and tie it around the "bundle" up against the bottom of the earring.
  • Repeat for the rest of the tassels on the hoop, for a total of 8 tassels on the hoop.
  • Note as you are tying and assembling, be sure the knots are all in the back of the earring.
  • Cut the bottom loops of each tassel.
  • Trim bottoms of each tassel neatly across so that all ends are uniform.
  • If you like, you can add a little bit of clear glue to the back of the earring to set the knots and smooth the strands down.  Make sure you do this to the back, and not the front.
  • Let the glue completely dry.
  • When both pairs are done drying, try laying them on top of one another to be sure the length of the tassels is the same on each earring.
  • Repeat for the other earring and you're ready to wear or gift!!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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