Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tips and Tricks: Tassel Earrings Tutorial


Tassel Earrings are so in these days! I'm seeing them everywhere! :D And of course, little me doesn't want to be left out. I LOVE GORGEOUS EAR PIECES! :D Down below is MY version of the lovely Tassel Earrings. I don't have any fabric tassels around, so I made use of the chains in my stash. If you want to know how I made them, keep on reading below. *wink*

You need to have a working knowledge on the basic jewelry making skills first to understand the procedure below. For those looking for tutorials on this, I'll be posting a few in later posts. And because it's our sem break, I'm sure I'll be able to make them. :)


What You'll Need:
a roll of thin chain, tape measure, eyepins, ear wires, beads, beadcaps, spacers of your choice and these pliers: round nose, thin flat nose, wide flat nose and cutter pliers

PLEASE DO EXCUSE THE CHIPPED OFF NAILS! XD
STEP 1:
Measure and cut about 2 inches of thin chain. Be careful using the cutter pliers and remember to use a sharp one. Less hassle and less risks. :)
Make at least five of these. You can choose to make more if you want your tassel to be more dense. :) Set chains aside.
Step2:
With your thin flat nose pliers, open the loop at one end of an eye pin.

Step3:
With the eyepin loop opened, start adding the cut chains you made earlier. Continue doing this until all five chains are inside the loop.

Step4:
Using you thin flat nose pliers again, close the loop as shown in the picture below.

Step 5:
At the open end of the eyepin, start adding beads, beadcaps, or spacers. Your choice! Be creative!
Here's what I did with mine. I opted for red glass beads and a simple design by adding a rose spacer on top.
Close the open end with a loop using the round nose pliers and before you know it, you have your first tassel! You're almost done. :)

Step6:
Attach the tassel to an ear wire.
Repeat steps 1-6 to make the other pair. And that's it!
Quite pretty, no? And not that hard to do at all. You also save a lot of money by making your own pair. But wait, there's more! Lookie what I discovered when I hung these earrings against the base of a necklace I'm working on.

Ooohh lala! I think I'm gonna make more of these "tassels". They belong here and I think I'm gonna make a gorgeous statement necklace out of 'em.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? :)

Til next post!
Ciao!

4 comments:

WonderWoman said...

Thanks for this! Will try it sometime. :)

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michelle said...

Your a fashion genius! I also love the tips and tricks that you did in your other posts. Thanks or this! =))

p.s i dont have a blogger account, how could i follow your blog in step 4? haha

Mar said...

Love love love this tutorial, and I hope I can do something like it soon too! Thanks for joining my Eight Weeks Of Christmas Giveaway btw, please stay tuned as I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday, 2 Nov.. There's gonna be a great chance on winning as 1 winner will be chosen every week for the next eight weeks! - Mar

K-tine Baguio said...

Hi Dinsh! This is awesome! I'll try doing this some time! =D