I recently partnered with Make + Do to lead a workshop on how to make these popular tassel earrings and had a blast!
If you’re in Atlanta, check out Make + Do right now! Katie is the sweetest and is making it her mission to offer community workshops with a wide range of interests in mind!
I love these words of hers: My mission for Make + Do is simple: be authentic, work with your hands, make from your heart, welcome a stranger, give passionately and selflessly and create extra room at the table for one more.
Words we can all live by!
It was so fun to get out in the community and share my passion. Of course I worried about my general awkwardness getting in my way, but I pushed that thought aside and went all in! Anyone else feel like they are the most awkward human on earth? I know I am NOT alone. Fellow weirdos; introduce yourself, let’s be friends!
Here are a couple photos from the night. I can’t wait to do this again!
TASSEL EARRING TUTORIAL
- Embroidery thread
- Sharp Scissors
- Sewing Needle
- 2 Jumprings
- Take the paper off your embroidery thread and cut the entire piece of thread in half. Each embroidery skein will make 2 short tassels.
- Now that you have 2 halves of thread, pull out 2 pieces of string from each half. This will give you 4 separate strings for tying and securing your tassel.
- Lay each half on a work surface to make it easy for tying. Tie each embroidery bundle exactly in half with a tight basic double knot.
- Pull the ends of the thread upward and downward, cut through the looped ends.
- Put all the threads through your jumpring. Keep the ring in the middle part and fold it in half to adjust it into a tassel shape.
- Hold your tassel tightly, take your other piece of loose string and begin wrapping it around the head of the tassel. Tie another double knot to secure it and snip the ends closely. Secure with a drop of super glue to secure it even further.
- Once you have all tassels constructed, use a string and needle and thread all together
- Thread the needle through the head of the tassel and knot twice as you sew it.
- Attach the earhook to the jumpring.
Voila! You have a cute pair of earrings!!
These are so easy to make and the possibilities are endless. Get creative and change up your materials. You can make tassels with suede, silk, leather, tissue paper – whatever you can think of! Use them in home decor projects, to make jewelry, for party decorations or to make fun keychains! We can’t wait to see what you make.