DIY Stacked Tassel Earrings
Our list of favorite tassel projects may be long, but stacked tassel earrings are certainly near the top — maybe even top five?! They’re quick to DIY (especially if you’ve already mastered the tassel), make GREAT gifts for birthdays and holidays alike, and add a ton of flair to any outfit. If you’re already a pom pom earring aficionado, this is basically Level 2 of your accessory-creating skills.
Before you get started creating stacked tassel earrings, you’ll need to make your tassels!
Because you’ll be stacking multiple tassels, we recommend making the tassels for your earrings using the narrow side of your Standard Loome Tool. Fifty revolutions with one 3-ply strand of Omegacryl should do the trick!
HOW TO MAKE STACKED TASSEL EARRINGS
- Six small tassels (three per earring)
- One 12inch 3-ply strand of Omegacryl for each tassel being stacked
- Yarn Needle
- 2 Earring hooks
- 2 Jump rings
- Flat nose pliers
- Tassel Comb (optional but recommended!)
First, you’ll need to lay out your desired design for each earring! Any tassels being stacked, aside from the tassel on top, will need top strings.
Once you’ve chosen your design, use the yarn needle to thread one 12inch 3-ply strand of Omegacryl in the corresponding color through the top loop of the tassels being stacked.
Begin stacking your tassels by sewing the two bottom tassels together. To do this, thread your yarn needle with one of the two top strings from the bottom-most tassel.
Next go up through the center of the second tassel with the yarn needle, angling the needle on a slight diagonal so that the needle comes out the head of the tassel on one side. Gently pull the needle and string until the bottom tassel snugs up to touch the tassel above it.
Insert the needle back into the head of the second tassel horizontally, pulling the needle and string all the way through (much like you’d string a bead).
Finally, go back down through the head of the tassel, pull the needle and tail of the string down through the underneath center of the tassel. The string should be close to the other untouched string.
Secure the bottom tassel in place by tying together its two top strings with a triple knot. If you want to be extra safe, you can add a dab of strong craft glue like E6000 to the knot to prevent it from even undoing.
Need some help with the stacking process? Check out our video tutorial below! ⬇️
Repeat this process once more to secure the second tassel to the top-most tassel. (Optional) You can use your tassel comb throughout to keep your tassels nice and neat!
Then, repeat the entire process once more for your second earring!
Now it’s time for the last step – adding the earring hooks!
Use your flat nose pliers to gently open a jump ring. The important thing to note here is that the jump ring should be opened or closed by twisting the ends away from each other, not by pulling them apart.
Once the jump ring is open, carefully put one end of the jump ring through the top string at the top-most of the tassel.
While jump ring is still open, add an earring hook using the loop on the bottom of the hook. Pinch the jump ring closed with your pliers.
Looking for additional tassel project inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board here.
Be sure to leave any questions in the comments below & tag us on Instagram @theneonteaparty with your finished earrings! We can’t wait to see what you make!
Peace, love, and neon,