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
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.
With your thin flat nose pliers, open the loop at one end of an eye pin.
With the eyepin loop opened, start adding the cut chains you made earlier. Continue doing this until all five chains are inside the loop.
Using you thin flat nose pliers again, close the loop as shown in the picture below.
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. :)
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!