Retired - Decadent Tassel Earring in Maroon

PROJECT E878
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These statement earrings feature a strikingly long silk tassel that dusts the shoulders when worn. Hanging above the tassel is a lovely Swarovski BeCharmed pearl that coordinates with the color of the tassel. You can easily customize this design to make the tassel as long or as short as you desire.
Instructions
Please note you will also need a small piece of cardboard and a toothpick or scrap wire to use as a glue applicator. By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To make these earrings, please watch the video: How to Make a Long Silk Tassel Statement Earring.
  2. During the video you will learn how to make your tassel by winding it around a cut piece of cardboard and then tying it off. Once you have the tassel made, you will glue it into a cord end. You will also learn how to anchor the large hole pearl bead between two bead aligners and create a wrapped wire loop to secure them. Finally you will see how to connect all the elements together.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-0234 - Beadsmith 100% Silk Beading Thread, Size F, 140 Yards, 1 Spool, Maroon
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5459 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6261 - Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-8570 - Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2134 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Taj Cord Ends Fits 8mm, 2 Pieces, Silver Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3174 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Lead-Free Pewter Classic Pandora Bead Aligners 7mm (4)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-9936 - Swarovski Crystal, 5890 BeCharmed Pearl Bead 14mm, 1 Piece, Iridescent Red
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-4001 - Beadsmith Bent Fine Point Tweezers For Bead And Pearl Knotting
Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-0234, FJR-5459, FHP-6261, FEA-8570, FCR-2134, XTL-1054, BMB-3174, SWP-9936,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Beadsmith 100% Silk Beading Thread, Size F, 140 Yards, 1 Spool, Maroon
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.52 / Package | SKU: XCR-0234
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-5459
Silver Plated Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FHP-6261
Silver Plated Earring Hooks Ear Wires With Teardrop Detail (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$2.66 / Package | SKU: FEA-8570
TierraCast Maker's Collection, Taj Cord Ends Fits 8mm, 2 Pieces, Silver Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.94 / Package | SKU: FCR-2134
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Lead-Free Pewter Classic Pandora Bead Aligners 7mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.03 / Package | SKU: BMB-3174
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.32 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$24.07 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450

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