How to Make Tassels
A fun way to liven up your handmade jewellery is to attach little tassels to them. Nope, they don’t just look good on curtains and tablecloths, they’re great on jewellery as well – especially now festival season is coming up! Unfortunately tassels can be quite expensive, but not to worry: every DIY-fanatic will know that they’re very fun and super easy to make!
Follow our tutorial below to see how you can create your own. We’ve chosen for embroidery floss because it comes in hundreds different colours and textures, so you have plenty of options. However, you can also use cord, yarn or tissue paper.
What you need:
- Embroidery floss
- A piece of cardboard
How to make them:
- Decide how long you want your tassel to be and cut out a rectangular piece of cardboard that is about 1.5 inch wide.
- Wrap the floss around the cardboard until you reach its desired fullness (approx. 20 times).
- Cut a second piece of embroidery floss that’s about 14” long. Fold it in half and thread it under the floss you just wrapped around the cardboard. Tighten it securely by making a knot, threading the ends through the loop of the folded thread.
- Slide the floss off the cardboard.
- Cut another piece of floss that’s 14″ long. Tie one end of the thread into a loop shape and lay it on the tassel. Wrap the other end of the floss around the tassel several times and pass the end of the thread through the loop. Close the loop gently by making a knot.
- Cut the tassel ends, trim them evenly and voila, you’re done!
- Attach the tassel to your jewellery with the tie-off ends at the top.
- If you wish, you can also separate or fluff the individual strands of the tassel.
Now that was pretty easy! For everyone who is interested in learning more about making tassels, attend our jewellery class on the 2nd of April. Not only will you learn all the ins and outs of tassel making, you’ll also create a long, gorgeous necklace with seed beads to which you can attach your newest creation.