Some time ago, I reached out to the lovely Ntina fromΒ HappygirlycraftyΒ and she was sweet enough to agree to a tassel collaborative project πŸ™‚ I love working with tassels and had quite a few ideas in mind so I decided to do 2 projects. I’ve probably been watching too many Chinese historical dramas (wuxia) where the girls have pins stuck in their hair so project 1 is a swinging tassel hairpin. It only takes less than 5 minutes to make!

 

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What you need:

  • bobby pin
  • gold chain with large links- length up to you. I used a short one- 5 cm- as my hair’s shoulder length
  • tassel
  • pliers

 

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Step 1

Slip the chain onto the bobby pin- you need large links so that it’ll slip through readily πŸ™‚ You could always use your pliers to open the links but I’m lazy πŸ˜›

 

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Step 2

Unfortunately we can’t avoid the pliers here- pliers aren’t difficult to use but “no tools” projects has quite a nice ring don’t you think? πŸ˜› So I’m always trying to see if I can make something work without pliers! πŸ˜›

Anyway, for this step, use your pliers to open the last link, thread the tassel through then close firmly.

It only took me 1 minuet and here is my pin! You can also add some sparkling crystals or beads to the chains if you prefer more bling.

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I think it’s a good way to dress up your look if you don’t have ear holes- from a distance it actually looks like dangling earrings πŸ˜›

 

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