October 12, 2017 DIY - Beaded Tassel Earrings
- Earring hooks
- Beads of your choice
- Embroidery thread
- A plate
- Needle — small enough to thread through your beads
Begin by cutting your thread. The length doesn't need to be an exact science, a forearm's length worked great for us. We found the embroidery thread to be just a tad too thick for these particular beads — so we split the thread strands in half.
Quick tip — to prevent annoying tangles in your thread when splitting in half, tape the portion you are separating from to the surface you are working on and slowly separate the strands
Knot the end of your thread making sure the knot is large enough to stop the beads, but not too large to make an unsightly finish. Place the beads on a plate and begin threading. While beading, keep in mind how long you would like your earrings to be. We counted 60 beads on each strand. Leaving 3 beads length of slack, tie a knot to finish the strand.
Repeat steps 1-2 two more times.
Line up your beaded strands in a row and begin either by eye balling or counting to divide in half. In our case we have 30 beads on each side. Position the slack created from the previous step to be in the centre.
Now slide your beaded strands into the open ring. Repeat with all three strands.
Now that all of your strands are in place, simply tighten the hook with your fingers or press against a hard surface to secure your tassels in place.
And why stop at just one pair? How about some coordinating Bridesmaid’s earrings or a fun coloured pair for the honeymoon?
Did you know that the Kim and Mary gowns come with a package of beads? Looking for more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.