The really nice thing is- you can use your odds and ends to make some great looking tassels for key chains, decor, jewelry,purse charms, and gifts just to name a few!
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Pictorial for Easy Tassel Making
Lots of choices here: string, ribbon, fabric, leather. Check out what you have in your stash, then grab about 2 yards.
I used 18 gauge copper for this demonstration because it is strong enough for the support I want, yet easy enough to work with.
Find some beads you have hanging around that would compliment the tassel material you selected.
Wire cutter, ruler, scissors,flat nose pliers, bailing pliers, old piece of cardboard. Optional: hammer, bench block
Ready? Lets get started!
To make this tassel, I used something from my stash. I have these 1 yard strips of ribbon I cut from an old scarf. So I am using 2 to make this tassel.
Start wrapping your tassel material around the cardboard, be sure to begin by laying the material at the bottom of the cardboard like shown below
Put your wire through the top of the fold, leave one side of the wire shorter than the other. The shorter side will be use to make the initial wrap. The longer side used for your beads.
I just love the way you can use up so many odd and ends to make these and they can be done very quickly!
Let your creativity go! Add embellishments, use unusual materials, add your own design style--it can be great fun!
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