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How to make earrings with tassels. A beaded tassel cap

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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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I love such simple yet effective designs. Here I will show you how to make tassel earrings with a beaded cap. This design can be so versatile with different sizes and shapes, so gather your beads and start creating miracles :) 

Supplies used in this project:

  • Tassels – made of viscose thread, 70mm, 10mm head width in yellow
  • Beads – 8 x 10mm Milly™ rondelle, or any other of the same shape and size in violet
  • Fire Polish beads – 3mm, 2 packets inOpaque Turquoise or 3mm CrystaLove rounds
  • TOHO beads – 11/0 Hybrid Color Trends Milky Badacious
  • Earring wires – stainless steel, open ones with a spring
  • Jewellery pins – 50mm eyepins, I’ve chosen longer ones (70mm) because they’re more convenient. I cut off the excess wire.
  • Jewellery thread – S-Lon AA in turquoise
  • Beading needle – 10/12 John James
  • Jewellery tools – diagonal and round nose pliers, scissors
  • Bead mat
  • And something to make your free time with beading even better. I’ve chosen water with mint and lemon. Now it’s perfect.

Let’s begin!

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String 4 x Fire Polish beads and pass through all of them again to make a loop. I also tie a knot to make my work easier.

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The thread should come out of one of the beads. String 3 x Fire Polish and pass through the bead you exited.

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Pass down towards the central bottom bead and make another loop. Continue adding the beads until you’ve got 6 loops.

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It’s time to get rid of the shorter thread ending. Thread in this ending and pass the needle through several beads and cut the thread. Tie a knot before you start passing through the beads, but you may tie another one at the end, if you like.

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Thread in the longer thread. It comes out of the outside bead of our work. String 1 x Fire Polish and pass through the bead on the opposite side of your work.

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Don’t pull the thread yet. String 1 x Fire Polish and pass through the 1st outside bead. Pull the thread. We’ve made a beaded band.

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Now we need to fill in the gaps with TOHO beads on the outside part between the Fire Polish beads.

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Pass the needle towards the other side of the band and add 11/0 TOHO between Fire Polish beads.

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The thread comes out of one of the Fire Polish beads. String 3 x FP and pass the needle through the FP you exited. We’ve made a loop of the next row. I will mark them with “X” in the pictures, so that you can easily see where we are.

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String 1 x TOHO bead and pass through the next Fire Polish.

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String 2 x Fire Polish and pass the needle through 1 side bead of the 1st loop and the bead you exited (omit the TOHO bead and pass under it).

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Repeat these steps to make following loops adding a TOHO bead between FP and then 2 x FP to make a loop.

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Add only 1 x FP in the last loop – 2 side beads are already there.

The thread should come out of the Fire Polish bead in the band (see the picture) so pass the needle towards a side bead of the 1st loop.

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String 1 x Fire Polish and pass through a side bead of the last loop.

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Pull the thread and close your work. Pass through the beads around so that the thread comes out of the outside FP and add TOHO beads in the gaps between FP.

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The thread should come out of a TOHO bead. String 3 x TOHO beads and pass through the nearest TOHO. Continue until you have completed the whole row. These are picots, the closing part of the cap.

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We need to prepare the tassel. Pass the pin through the tassel and bend it so that the end of the pin passes through it's eye

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Put the cap on the tassel. Add 1 x TOHO bead between the picots and close your work passing the needle around once again. Pass the needle towards the bottom of your work, tie a knot and trim.

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Thread in a bead into the pin. Cut the pin. Make a loop attaching an earwire. It’s done!

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Making such earrings isn’t so difficult, is it? We hope you like our earrings with tassels tutorial and you are tempted to make your very own version of a beaded cap. Let us know the result of your work  on our Facebook group.

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