This earring looks tedious to make but it really is not! It took me less than 5 minutes! I’ve wanted beaded tassel earrings forever but was too lazy to string up all the beads. Luckily, inspiration struck whilst I was going through my craft cupboard this week and saw these hanks of seed beads!
What you need
- 2 hanks of seed beads- some beads shops sell seed beads by the tube but seed beads originally come in hanks (as shown below) and these are readily available online, if not at your local bead store.
- Pair of earring hooks
- 2 round pins
- 2 bead caps
- Glue (optional)
Thread all the threads of 1 hank through 1 round pin. If you are as rubbish as threading a “needle” as I am, simply use your pliers to open the round pin, wrap it around the threads and then tighten.
Tie a knot aound the round pin.
Tie another knot at the end of the knot in Step 2 to secure the hank. Slide the pin (and knots) through the bead cap. Use your pliers to form a loop at the end of the bead cap.
Insert the earring hook into the loop made in Step 3 then close tightly. Use your scissors to cut off the extra threads showing.
If you can’t tie knots as tightly as a sailor, I recommend adding a drop of glue into the open bead cap, onto the knots to ensure they stay.
Leave to dry and you’re done! Major style in no time at all 🙂