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How to make dream catcher earrings with tassels - DIY earrings with tassels

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How to make dream catcher earrings with tassels - DIY earrings with tassels

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Tassels, lightweight, pastel colours – can you feel summer? I love big earrings – the bigger, the better. If they’re lightweight – it’s their advantage. That’s why I’ve fallen in love with geometric bases. Using them, you can make big, unique earrings and it’s not as complicated as it may seem. Today, you will learn how to make dream catcher earrings. You will also learn how to make tassels and attach them to the hoop. Do you want to know how to make earrings with tassels? Prepare the materials and let’s begin!

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We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Monika Wojdyla - April 2019

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Prepare 1m length of floss, tie it strongly to the hoop leaving about a 5cm tail. If you use the same lovely floss as me, I recommend to put a little bit of rapid-drying glue on the knot. But, only a small amount. Glue with a brush would be the best.

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Now, you need to think what the net should look like. I’ve chosen a fine version of it and that’s why the spaces in the 1st “row” are a little above 1.5cm. But your net can be thicker, if you like. You can measure the spaces with a ruler and mark them on the base with a pencil. But I think that handmade jewellery doesn’t need to be measured precisely. That’s the charm of it. Knot a loop on the hoop. Place the floss over the top of the hoop, move the floss around the back of the hoop forming a hole. It is well shown in the picture.

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Pull the floss back through the hole you’ve just made. It’s easier to hold the 2nd knot. It won’t move or unweave.

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Continue the same stitch making the loops around the hoop.

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I’ve made 7 knots.

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On the second and subsequent stitching rounds, place the floss around the center of each stitch from the previous rounds. Continue towards the centre of the hoop. You can use a crochet hook, like me, and pass the floss with it. It’s much easier for me.

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Have you reached the centre of the hoop? It’s thick enough for me, so I tie the last knot and secure it with some glue.

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Wrap yarn around cardboard 10 times. If you choose a finer floss, wrap it around more times.

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Remove the yarn from the cardboard gently – do not destroy it. Prepare about 10cm length of floss.

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Pass the yarn through the base very gently (as shown in the picture).

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Hold it with your fingers.

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Thread the needle with 10cm of yarn and wrap around the tassel 4 times, snugly. Tie a knot in the wrapped yarn on the back of the earring. If you use a slick floss I recommend to use a little of glue. Don’t cut the endings.

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Repeat the steps until you’ve made 6 tassels. I attach 3 tassels in a hole of the dream catcher.

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Using sharp scissors, trim tassel ends evenly. Now you have pretty tassels.

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You can trim them, if you like. I like tassels that are a little jagged, because they look beautifully when worn. But it’s all up to you.

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Attach the earring. Using the pliers, open the hole of the earring and attach it to the base.

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Now you know how to make dream catcher earrings. You’ve also learnt how to make earrings with tassels. If you use a smaller hoop, you can add just the tassels. I recommend you use the hexagonal base – it looks amazing with just the tassels.

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Monika has shown you how to make dream catcher earrings. We hope you will use your knowledge in making yours work. Maybe you will make fabulous pendants, charms or key rings. Tassels have been in fashion for a long time so we hope to find lots of your inspiring designs. 

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