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How to make Tassel Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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How to make Tassel Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Marta Draganek

Difficulty: Beginner

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Often, from large projects, I have a few leftover beads, natural stones or spacers but there are not enough of them to create a magnificent necklace or bracelet. As a result, they lie on the desk in my studio for months, until a large pile grows and I am inspired what to do with them. Today I will show you how to make fabulous tassel earrings, made with leftovers from your bead stash. They will take literally 5 minutes to complete.
The obligatory element is the base of the earring and of course the earwires. The rest depends only on your imagination and what you have at hand, after all, the idea behind this project is to use bead leftovers. We are very curious to see your ideas. Ready? Let's get creative!

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Remember that our tutorials are designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours!

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Designed by Marta Draganek

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Open the base of the earring - the wire on one side is permanently soldered, on the other side it can be pulled out of the clamp.

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Add your selection of beads and spacers onto the base. For the neon pink tassel I chose 8mm black Rubbery beads and 4mm light pink coated beads. The whole is complemented by two types of spacers - GlitteRing and smooth metal. Add a drop of glue to the end of the wire and close the base by pushing the wire back into the clamp. Allow the glue to dry before continuing.

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The earring is practically ready. The only thing missing is an earwire. Open the ring of the earwire.

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Hook the earwires on the clamp of the earring base.

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Close the eye of the earwire with pliers.

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And voila!

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Make the second earring to match - or not if you like asymmetry . Don't they look great?!

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I made two other colour versions - more subdued. After all, not everyone likes to attract attention with bright colours.

One with grey tassels and faceted agates in shades of purple and grey, separated by smooth metal dividers.

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And a second with bolder turquoise tassels with dove-grey agate and black snow obsidian. I used two types of spacers - with cubic zirconia and plain.

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I am sure that in your jewellery collections you also have copies made of "leftovers". Show off your ideas on Instagram or Facebook! Just tag the photo with #beadsdirect.

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