DIY Tassel Earrings

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!)

 

Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

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.

 

Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

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. 

 

Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

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

 

Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

Now for the tutorial…

 

What you need to make DIY tassel earrings: 

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How to make DIY tassel earrings: 

 

1. Cut a piece of embroidery string and hold it between your index and middle fingers.

Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

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.  Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

3. Pull the wrapped thread off your fingers, keeping the first thread in place. 
Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

4. Tie your first thread in a tight knot. Snip your wrapped threads in the center as pictured. Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

5. Cut another piece of thread. Tie it around the hanging threads in a double knot, and let the ends hang with the other threads so that they blend in.Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

6. Give your tassel a haircut! Trim it evenly.Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

7. Repeat the steps above with another tassel, the same length and thickness.Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

8. Create a few knots using the top strings that the tassel is hanging from. This helped it hang a little looser.Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

9. Tie it tightly around a jump ring, and back around the knots you made previously. If you want it to be stronger, insert a dot of strong glue into the knot using a pin. 
Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

10. Make sure your knot is really tight and trim.Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

11. Attach your ear wires and you are done!

Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

12. For the wired one, simply snip a piece of wire, and wrap it around your tassel instead of the string. Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

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! Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

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…)

 

Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

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.

 

Make these super easy tassel earrings - a simple tassel craft and great beginner jewelry making DIY idea!

 

Follow my beading and jewelry making board on Pinterest for lots of great ideas like these tassel earrings. 

 
Follow Menucha @ Moms and Crafters’s board DIY Beading and Jewelry Making on Pinterest.
 

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