These DIY tassel earrings are really easy to make and a perfect “just for fun” jewelry making craft for teens, tweens, or teens at heart (that’s me!)
I was always a huge fan of quirky jewelry, using unconventional materials, which is why you’ll find so many tutorials for that on Moms & Crafters. These tassel earrings are pretty classic, but fun nonetheless. Make it in every color to match your wardrobe, or make it for all your friends. It’s addictive, frugal, and so easy.
I created two varieties so there’s something for everyone.
The first is a classic tassel, keeping it simple.
The second is a slightly glammed-up version, with a little touch of wire to keep things sparkling.
I am twenty-six years old and I admit, I am a sucker for things like this. Yes, I went to the grocery store yesterday wearing green tassel earrings. And I am proud to be me! My toddler loves them too, and quite appropriately, “eawings” are among his first 100 words he learned
Now for the tutorial…
What you need to make DIY tassel earrings:
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- Embroidery floss in your favorite colors
- Jump rings – I like to use pretty twisted ones
- For the second version: 20 gauge wire
- Tools: scissors, pliers, and wire cutters for the second verstion
How to make DIY tassel earrings:
1. Cut a piece of embroidery string and hold it between your index and middle fingers.
2. Start wrapping your skein of floss around, making sure to keep your first thread in place. I wrapped 15 times – do more or less depending on how thick you want your tassel to be. Note: For longer earrings, you can wrap around three or even four fingers.
13. For the wired one, instead of knotting the top string and tying it around the jump ring, I knotted it as is and trimmed. I used a thinner jump ring, and inserted into the top of the tassel. It has less swing, but is more streamlined – choose the look that you like!
Now, for the fun part! Wear them with every outfit you own! Or better yet, print out some pillow boxes, and gift it to all the fun people in your life (only awesome people would wear such earrings…)
Once you’ve made it, feel free to share it on my Facebook page – I may just feature you – especially if you’ve done a different version of the earring and if you have a creative spin.
Follow my beading and jewelry making board on Pinterest for lots of great ideas like these tassel earrings.