​Chain Tassel Tutorial

​Chain Tassel Tutorial

Chain Tassel Tutorial

Whether you’re looking to make an awesome pair of earrings like the one shown above, or to add a cool tassel to a necklace or mala, chain tassels are a MUST right now. Unfortunately, they can be a little hard to find and a bit spendy when you do find them. No worries! You can easily make your own!!

For each tassel, you will need:

3 feet of fine open link chain (we used silver plated chain)

1 cone (we used TierraCast silver plated cones)

4 inches of 24 gauge craft wire (we used silver tone)

Round nose pliers

Needle nose pliers

Wire cutters

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About 1 1/2 inches from one end of the 24 gauge wire, form a loop with your round nose pliers. Make sure the loop will easily fit inside the cone you are using.

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Cut your chain into 2 1/2 inch pieces (or the length of your choice). You should have about 14 pieces.

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String the last loop of one piece of chain onto the looped wire, making sure the chain is INSIDE the loop and can swing freely.

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String the remaining pieces of chain onto the looped wire in the same manner. The loop will be very full of chain.

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Wrap the short end of the looped wire around the long wire at least 2 times. This secures the loop.

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Carefully trim away any excess wire. Make sure you ONLY cut the SHORT wire. You’re going to need the long end of the wire!

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Slide the cone onto the remaining wire.

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The cone should cover the loop completely. Ideally, the chains should fill the cone.

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Using your round nose pliers, form a loop. Make sure you create a loop size that will work for your project. For example, if you are going to use your tassel on a necklace, make sure it will fit over the chain or leather you’ll be using.

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Wrap the loop closed to secure the tassel. Then cut off any excess wire.

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Your finished tassel will look like this! Now, you can add it to the project of your choice! Have fun!!

Happy Beading!

16th Nov 2016 Lezli Goodwin

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