How to make tassel earrings
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How to make tassel earrings

Learn about both twine tassels and bead tassels
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115 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course, students will be able to make tassel earrings.
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Requirements
  • Beginners are welcome. You will need to have on hand a few supplies and findings, but then you can start right away.
  • Supplies include: needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, scissors, tassel material of your choice, jump ring, cone, 24 gauge wire
Description

Tassels are everywhere this season! Would you like to get a pair of tassel earrings but don't want to pay $25 or more at boutiques? Do you want to cash in on the tassel craze and make these cute earrings for less than $1 and sell them for far more?

We just moved into a home without any storage, so my husband has tasked me with clearing out my treasures. What better way than to show you how to make beautiful and practical jewelry? In this tutorial, you will learn how to make tassel earrings using ribbon, twine, or yarn. These appear visually bulky, but are as light as a feather to wear on your earlobes. You can also remove the earwire and use the tutorial to design a pendant. It only takes a few supplies, and the findings cost less than $1. I’ve seen similar earrings selling for over $25! 

I will also teach you how to make seed bead tassel earrings for around $3. These often sell for up to $40, based on my search on Google.

Once you learn the basics, you can make these earrings in 5 or so minutes.

All of my courses come with a 30 day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose. Now let's get started.

Who is the target audience?
  • people interested in making jewelry
  • hobbiests
  • fashionistas
  • clothes horses
Curriculum For This Course
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You will learn whether this class is the right one for you.
1 Lecture 00:53

We just moved into a home without any storage, so my husband has tasked me with clearing out my treasures. What better way than to show you how to make beautiful and practical jewelry? In this tutorial, you will learn how to make tassel earrings using ribbon, twine, or yarn. These appear visually bulky, but are as light as a feather to wear on your earlobes. You can also remove the earwire and use the tutorial to design a pendant. It only takes a few supplies, and the findings cost less than $1. I’ve seen similar earrings selling for over $25! 

Preview 00:53
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Supplies for twine, ribbon, or yarn tassel earrings
1 Lecture 01:33

Supplies

1 pair chain nose (flat nose) pliers

1 pair of round nose pliers

Scissors

Credit card, gift card or business card

Wire cutters

2 jump rings

2 cone findings

Ribbon, baker’s twine, embroidery thread, or beaded wire – approximately 2 feet

Dead soft wire – 24 gauge

French earring wires

Workspace – I use a fabric bead board

Reading Glasses

Preview 01:33
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How to make the earrings
4 Lectures 22:36

Step 1:

Assemble all of your supplies on your bead board.

 

Step 2:

Using the long side of your credit card, wrap your ribbon, thread or beaded wire around the card 6 times (more if you have a large beadcap), ensuring that the ends are on the same side of the card when you are done.

Step 3:

Place the card on the workspace and using one hand, hold the ribbon and using the other hand, gently slide the ribbon off of the card.

Step 4:

Using the scissors, cut both the top and bottom ends of the ribbon

Step 5:

Separate the ribbon into 2 piles with the same number of strings on each, keeping them straight, even, and flat.

Step 6:

Using your pliers, open the jump ring with a twisting motion

Step 7:

Grab the middle of the ribbon and place in the opening of the jump ring

Step 8:

Using a place a pair of chain nose pliers in your hand and hold the ring with the other and twist the jump ring closed.

Step 9:

Using your scissors, cut a 2, 3-inch pieces of thread or ribbon.

Step 10:

Wrap the thread near the jump ring and tie a double knot and cut the loose ends of the tied string.

Step 11:

Using your metal cutters, cut approx. 4 inches of 24 gauge wire

Step 12:

Using your round nose pliers, grab the end of the wire by the tip and twist until you have a closed loop at the top. Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be perfect. It will be hidden by the bead cap.

 

Step 13:

Using 2 sets of pliers, open the new loop and thread the jump ring onto the loop.

Step 14:

Close the loop.

Step 15:

Thread the wire through the end cap.

Step 16:

Bend the wire at a 90 degree angle.

Step 17:

Grab the wire again, and twist it into a closed loop.

Step 18:

Wrap the excess wire 3 times around the base. Try to not overlap the wires, and instead make a pretty spiral with it.

Step 19:

Cut the excess wire with the wire cutters.

Step 20:

Using your chain nose pliers, gently twist the loop on the French earwire to open it

Step 21:

Place the tassel loop onto the French earwire loop

Step 22:

Close the French earwire loop

Step 23:

Repeat steps 6 through 22 to make the second earring

Step 24:

Hold both earrings together and decide how long you want your tassels.

Step 25:

Cut the excess ribbon and you are done!

Preview 10:11

In this lesson, you will learn how to make tassel earrings using seed beads. These earrings often sell in stores for up to $45, but only cost around $3 to make.

How to make beaded tassel earrings
05:56

Pricing your tassel earrings
06:05

Thank you for joining me on this tutorial. I hope you will look into my other courses on Udemy where you can learn about jewelry making, cooking, and sustainability.

Goodbye for now
00:24

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Bonus - how to make angel earrings
1 Lecture 08:23

As a way to practice your skills, I've added this bonus content on how to make angel earrings. You will be able to practice making loops, using French ear wires, and stringing beads onto a wire.

How to make angel earrings
08:23
About the Instructor
Mary Monique Littlejohn
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875 Students
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Monique Littlejohn is an accomplished jewelry designer, photographer, and nonprofit professional who now spends her time in South Australia.  

Jewelry Design: Monique has been designing and selling jewelry for 30 years. Her specialty is wire wrapping and she enjoys teaching others this unique art.

She is also an accomplished photographer who has won over 100 awards through Pixoto, Viewbug, and local competitions.

Her nonprofit leadership career has spanned several different areas including the arts, medical research, youth, and seniors.