Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DIY Tassel Bracelets

bead and tassel bracelets
Have you noticed how popular tassels are lately? You can find them everywhere - sewn on pillows or blankets, made into a garland, put on jewelry.
Personally, I find them very cute. Especially when incorporated in a jewelry piece. And I thought I might make some for me and Eva. So here is an easy tutorial how to make tassels and tassel bracelets.
1. To make this project you will need:
* embroidery floss
* a small piece of cardboard
* tapestry needle
* sead beads
2. The cardboard piece is 3 cm / 1.2" long (so is the tassel). Wrap the embroidery floss on the cardboard - the more you add -the bigger / fatter it will get.
3. Cut a longish (about 15 cm / 5.9") piece of floss, insert it inside the tassel in the make and tie it at the top two or three times to be sure it will stay as is.
4 / 5 Take the tassel off the cardboard carefully. Insert a pencil (I used my scissors) at the top and using another piece of floss, wrap it near the top several times and then tie it to secure that part.
6. Pull the scissors out and cut at the bottom. Trim the tassel. Do not cut the top floss because you'll use that to tie the tassel on the bracelet.

DIY tassels
1. Next, string beads and make the bracelets.
2. Tie the tassel on the bracelet.
3. Thread a tapestry needle with the floss of the tassel and put it through the center of the tassel t actually hide it. If it peaks underneath - trim it. Do so with the other end. 
DIY tassel bracelets

DIY tasselstassel bracelets
And that's it!
You can use the tassels to make this lovely wall ornament too.

tassel bead bracelets


handmade by amalia said...

Oh, this is pretty, Maya!
I was just looking for a little gift for my niece and I think I found it :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, I am so happy you like it Amalia! I am sure your niece would love it too!

homemade@myplace said...

tassels are so lovely on everything!!!!
love your tut, xxxxx ale

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Ale! We are on a tassel franzy over here 😃

Divya N said...

You are right, Tassels are again in trend. Recently I saw a picture of beaded tassel hairpins, looked pretty cute. Your daughter might like them

Maya Kuzman said...

I am sure she'd love to have some.