How to Make a Chain Tassel, Step by Step
Technique of the Week: How To Make a Chain Tassel
We’re crazy about the long-lasting tassel trend! Look around—you’re bound to notice stylish shoulder bags, shoes, and, of course, jewelry trimmed with tassels. Here, we show you how to make tassels crafted from chain. Then, check in Friday afternoon for the next three weeks to learn how to make tassels using embroidery floss, leather, and beads.
Turn a length of chain and a bead cap into a tassel that brings movement and shine to your jewelry designs.
1. Determine how long you want the fringe of your tassel to be, and cut your chain into segments of the same length.
2. Use a piece of wire (at least 4″) to string the last link of each chain segment. Use both ends of the wire to string a bead cap or cone.
3. Use the wire ends to form a wrapped-loop bail, holding the chains with one hand while you wrap the wire with the other hand.
4. Add a touch of sparkle by ¬finishing the end of each chain with a crystal dangle.