Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DIY: tassel earrings

Sometime last week, I stumbled upon this picture of Natalie Portman wearing tassel earrings. That was all it took for me to develop a love for them. I decided right then and there that I needed to own similar earrings but knew I couldn't spend too much money on it {I'm strict about saving money since I've started apartment hunting). I chose to take this on as another DIY project and it was simple and very easy. I plan on making more this weekend!

Earring hooks
Jump rings
Embroidery thread
Gold cord {or any color of your choice}
Crazy glue

Step 1: Depending on how long you want your earrings to be, measure your embroidery thread to double of that length. For instance, I wanted the tassels to be 2 1/2 inches so I measured out 5 inches to cut. Cut out 20-25 pieces for each earring. This will most likely vary depending on the thickness of your thread.

Step 2: Thread your bunch through the jump rings and fold in half. Try to keep the ends as even as possible so that you won't have to trim too much.

Step 3: Attach the jump rings to your earring hooks. Trim the ends of the thread if necessary {I had to do this}.

Step 4: Wrap your cold cord around the top of the thread. Use crazy glue to adhere it together. Then you're done and they are ready to wear!

{Excuse the messy hair and bumps on my face. I had a reaction to something while vacationing in Florida and am still waiting for it to heal.}

I hope you try out this DIY! Super easy and I think the end product looks just as good as something you could buy in stores.


  1. That's so cool! I love it and the color you picked was gorgeous! What an easy DIY!

  2. Nicely done! I'm a huge fan of tassel earrings. Thanks for sharing this DIY!

  3. Oohhh they're super cute! Thanks for sharing I can't wait to give them a go.

  4. I am going to do them right now! Thank you so much!


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