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Colorful Tassel Earrings

These shimmery creations range from a subtle one-inch length to a shoulder-dusting six. We've always been fans, but tassels are truly having a moment, and no wonder: The light-weight embellishments make a big sartorial statement when worn with summer basics. And while they look high-fashion, they're low-effort.

fringe earrings on plate

Photography: Chelsea Cavanaugh

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2017

Introduction

Make a matching Mini-Tassel Chain Necklace to pair with your set of earrings.

 

To make your own tassels of any size with thread, see our easy how-to. For more jewelry-making projects and ideas, browse our collection of Handmade Earrings.

materials

  • TopAccessories21 mini tassels, 1", in Light Camel, $2 for 10; and silk handmade tassels, 2.3", in Coral, $2.50 for 6, topaccessories21.etsy.com.

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ear wires, in Sterling Silver, $5.25 for 2 pairs; and in 14-Karat-Gold Filled, $7.75 a pair, firemountaingems.com.

steps

  1. Choose the size and color of your tassels. (Tip: See our editors' favorites in the materials list.)
  2. Use needle-nose pliers to slip fishhook-shaped ear wires through tassels and insert the top loops of the tassels inside. Pinch the wire closed around the tassels.

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