Retired - Velvet Studded Tassel Earrings

PROJECT E2199
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Make a statement with these crystal studded ultra suede tassel earrings, complete with a Swarovski Crystal Rivoli Fancy Stone.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. You will also need a scrap of wire or a toothpick for this project.
  1. Begin by adding a dab of glue to the well of the Rivoli setting and placing the crystal into the setting. Set aside to dry.
  2. Please watch our video: How to Make a Tassel using Ultra Suede Fabric Strips.
  3. Cut a strip of ultra suede 2.5 inches long x 2 inches wide.
  4. Along the side that is 2.5 inches, cut slits about 1/4 inch apart up to the 1 3/4 inch mark.
  5. Note: You can place the crystals as you like but here is the pattern of this example. Please follow the instructions and safety tips on the package for your Hotfix Crystal Applicator. On to the first, third and fifth strip, place 7 crystals about 5mm apart. On to the second, fourth, seventh and ninth, place 6 crystals about 5mm apart so that they alternate the spacing of the first set of strips with 7 crystals on them.
  6. Roll up the strip starting at the end without the crystals, so the crystals end up on the outside. Add a dab a glue to the well of the end cap and place the tassel inside. Allow to dry.
  7. Open one jump ring and attach it to the loop of the end cap and to one loop of the Rivoli Setting. Close the jump ring.
  8. Open the loop of the earring finding same as you would a jump ring and attach it to the other side of the Rivoli link. Close the loop.
  9. Please allow the earring to dry for at least 24 hours before wearing.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-1610 - BeadSmith Cord Ends, Barrel with Ring 12.5mm, Fits 8mm Cord, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3078 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Connector Link Plain Bezel Setting For SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 12mm Rivoli (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-4341 - Swarovski Crystal, 1122 Rivoli Fancy Stones 12mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Dark Grey
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-1053 - Swarovski Crystal, Low Profile Round Flatback Rhinestone Hotfix SS10 3mm, 36 Pieces, Crystal F
    Project uses 90 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • XCR-4382 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Violine
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5500 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3025 - Silver Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks (50)
    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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-1505 - Hot-Fix Applicator Wand Tool - For Applying Hot-Fix Crystals 2-9mm (1 Tool)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients FCR-1610, FCO-3078, SWCR-4341, SWCR-1053, XCR-4382, FJR-5500, FEA-3025, XTL-1054,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
The Beadsmith Cord Ends, Barrel with Ring 12.5mm, Fits 8mm Cord, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-1610
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Connector Link Plain Bezel Setting For SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 12mm Rivoli (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: FCO-3078
The Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Violine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$5.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-4382
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-5500
Earring Findings, Long Elegant Hooks 25mm, 25 Pairs, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-3025
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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