Silky Tassel Hoop Earrings Tutorial
Learn how to make fun tassel earrings with easy-to-use manipulating hoops.
Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
- Add a cornerless cube bead to the hoop.
- Remove one tassel from the storage cord, and carefully string it onto the hoop. Turn the hoop to get the best possible curvature to help get all the threads onto the hoop.
- Add another bead to the hoop.
- String a tassel of the other color onto the hoop.
- Add another bead.
- String a final tassel onto the hoop.
- Use flat-nose pliers as shown in the product details of the manipulating hoop below, to bend about 2mm (1/16") of the top of the wire upwards so it can click securely into the hoop closure.
- Repeat for other hoop, but reverse the colors. If you used pink/purple/pink on the first hoop, use purple/pink/purple on the second earring.
Optional: Add a dab of GS Hypo Cement to the wrap that secures the tassel together, to prevent unraveling in case they get snagged when worn or in storage.
- 1 half-gross (72 pieces) [Use 2 pieces] #42-217-4 Gold Plated Earring Hoop Component, Manipulating, 1.5"
- 1 strand [Use 8 beads] #21-583-321 Electroplated Hematine Gemstone Bead, Cornerless Cube, 3mm - Purple
- 1 6-pack [use 3 pieces] #61-460-35-36 35mm Nylon Cord Tassel - Pink
- 1 6-pack [use 3 pieces] #61-460-35-43 35mm Nylon Cord Tassel - Plum
- Optional: #60-251 Adhesive, GS Hypo Fabric Cement
Prefer to make your own tassels?
- Flat-Nose Pliers
- Sharp Scissors
Click the "More Tassels" link below for a tassel-making tool and some sparkly metallic cotton cord that is excellent for making tassels.