Woah a DIY blogger too now? I’m just hitting all the genres this week. But, honestly I’m a DIY gal. You guys probably don’t know this (because I haven’t #blogged it) but, my fiance and I renovated a 32 ft long pull camper last summer… AND i’ve been known to dabble in the craft fair, Etsy shop scene. So yes, I would definitely consider my self a crafty person. If you have lived under a rock for the past 6 months or year you might not know, but TASSLE IS IN. Thats right, its on your clothes, shoes, hand bags, and now hanging from your ears… especially for Spring. So in the art of creating content and challenging myself I decided to make my very own, one of kind, tassel earrings. Through this process I not only learned how to make my own tassel earrings, I also learned how to spell tassel (not tassle…) .
Step 1: Gather your materials.
Very easy start here. Go to your local craft store (get coupon online… not need to pay full price ladies and gents) and gander amongst the jewelry isle. Because, girl… you are a jewelry maker now. I first picked out an assortment of golden hoops (like these), I could not find the exact package I purchased, but they are pictured below. I also picked up some embroider floss (similar). At home I already had scissor and an assortment of beads… which I did not use and will explain later.
Before going any further I want to point out that I made this way harder than it needed to be. Originally my design had cute beads on either side of the tassel to create some flash and sparkle, but I didn’t have any of the right tools to bend the material to allow the beads to slip on. Also, this materials is so flexible and flimsy. I mean its $3.99 for a packing… this isn’t Kendra Scott. Moving on…
Step 2: Create the tassel
Making tassels are so easy! I slipped the embroidery floss through the open hoop and pulled out to strings to tie around the top part of the tassel.
As you will see in the photos below I open the hoop in hopes to slide beads on to the hoop, and it resulted in me bending the wire hoop and not being able to slip beads onto the wire. If I had the appropriate tools, I probably would have been able to straighten the wire, and then bend it back. But I am on a budget, the tools I used were the ones God game me. My hands.
Step 3: Length
Once you have tied a knot, you will need to cut the length of your tassel. My advice to my self at the moment was to not cut to short, I can always go shorter, but I can’t go longer if I don’t like it. (Also, shoutout to my hair dresser for those words of wisdom. It wouldn’t be fair to take credit for her Grade A advice.)
Step 4: Repeat and Compare
Repeat steps 1-3 for your other earring.. LEAVING OUT the mistake where I unnecessarily opened the hoop and created a bumpy circle. When going to cut compare the two earrings next to each other for a matching length for both. (see: all-star hairdresser advice above)
Step 5: Assemble and Admire
If need be, continue the assembly part of your DIY project. Then admire your new favorite accessories.