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How to make tassels - fashionable boho style earrings

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How to make tassels - fashionable boho style earrings

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Tassels! We love them! Summer, autumn, spring or winter - you can wear them all year round. They've been on top for a long time and are so popular. How do we make tassels? Monika Wojdyła is a big fan of tassels and she loves them in every form. That's why this time she has prepared a tutorial for you on fan tassels - perfect for lovers of boho style. So if you fancy unique earrings - this tutorial is just for you!

To make tassels we will need;

- YarnArt Twisted Cord - It forms and shapes very nicely. It is easy to comb and give the desired shape. Other yarns with 100% cotton can also be used.
- End Caps 
- Eye Pins 
- Ear Wires
- Beads - I chose 8mm rounds. You can also use connector charms.
- A piece of cardboard 5cm wide - we fold it in half.
- A Comb with dense teeth
- Sharp Scissors
- Iron
- Cutters and Flat Nose Pliers 

Remember, our tutorials are for inspiration only, we count on your creativity to make something unique! 

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We have everything ready, so we begin by making a tie.

To do this, we put a piece of yarn, about 10cm into the center of the folded cardboard.

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And we begin to wrap the folded card with yarn. I did it 30 times. It may be less for you, but anymore will not necessarily fit into the end cap later.

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When we have the desired thickness, we cut the yarn and thread, which we put inside the cardboard box at the beginning and we tie a knot like in the picture. Gently remove from the card and tighten the knot on the top of the tassel. 

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Now we cut all the threads at the bottom of our not yet tangled tassel!

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Use your finger to hold the knot and gently brush through the yarn with a comb. We have to do it carefully so as not to yank the threads from the fan. 

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We grab the "X" edge and fold it to the "Y" edge. 

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At this point, the time has come for ironing! I iron at a high temperature with a lot of steam but I recommend trying your iron on a piece of thread first. After ironing, our tassel looks like the photo. Now let's prepare the end caps.  

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We put the en cap centrally on the knot and clamp either with flat nose pliers or fingers. Preferably put something soft over the top of the end cap before closing with pliers so as not to ruin and scratch it. 

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Now we will give the fans a nice shape. We take a ruler/tape measure and cut the edges of the yarn 2cm from the edge of the end cap. You can cut a template from the cardboard box if you are not confident in getting the edges even. 

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And we have beautiful fans. You can once again iron and comb, small imperfections will come out, which we can cut and correct.

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That's the tassels complete, we now need to add the beads and earwires. 

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We thread the bead on the eye pin and bend the loop so that it is perpendicular to the first (the holes are to be turned in opposite directions).

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Attach your ear wires and tassels on the hook and we have a beautiful pair of earrings!

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We hope that since you know how to make tassels and how to make boho style earrings you will be tempted to do more than one pair. We are curious about your combinations of colours and versions, share them on our Facebook group.


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