A beading needle
A couple inches of wire
A large, decorative bead
A spacer bead
Needle nose pliers
Step 1: Bend a loop in the wire and slide on the spacer and decorative beads. This loop will be the top of the tassel.
Step 2: Bend a loop in the wire, snipping off any extra, on the other end of the decorative bead. This loop will be the bottom of the tassel and will hold the beaded tassel strands.
Step 3: Measure and cut a 10-inch piece of elastic thread. It is going to be folded in half to create two approximately 2-inch long beaded strings of the tassel, allowing fraying and tying room. Obviously if you want your tassel strings to be longer you will have to cut a larger piece.
Step 4: Thread the elastic into the eye of the beading needle.
Step 5: Pull the beading needle through the bottom wire loop so you have two equal pieces of elastic sticking out each side of the loop.
Step 6: Thread seed beads onto one side of the elastic. Remove the needle and tie a knot at the end of the string.
Step 7: Repeat step 6 for the other half of the elastic.
Step 8: Now your tassel has two full beaded strands. Repeat steps 3 through 7 to add as many strands as you think suits your tassel.
It will add some sparkle to your wardrobe or décor!
That is gorgeous! I'll have to try this :) xoReplyDelete
Thanks Shannon! Yay, hope it turns out nicely!Delete