I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but tassels are IN right now! And I can totally see why… They are super cute, scream “summer” and are so fun to wear. I love shopping for jewelry, and finding pieces I absolutely love, but when it came to tassel jewelry I decided to do something a little different. One of my favorite things to do when I have some free time is craft, and I thought this would be the perfect DIY to try! And turns out it was. ;)
When browing Pinterest for inspiration, I realized that here are so many different types of tassel earrings out there. From suede and leather strips to beaded and embroidery floss. So I decided to try out two different style, and I’m sharing those tutorials with you today!
Before we get to the tutorials, though, I wanna talk a little about the struggles I went through to buy the materials I needed. I first went to Michaels (simply because I had a gift card #whatwhat!), and spent probably an hour there trying to find what I would need for the earrings. It was a nightmare. I don’t know if it’s because the one I went to just didn’t have a lot of variety, or because I was new to jewelry making (or maybe a combo of both?), but it was hard to find what I was looking for.
Thankfully I found most of what I needed at Michales, except for some end caps for the suede earrings and the hoops for the hoop ones. You know… pretty important items for those types of earrings! So off to Hobby Lobby I went, and it was like night and day.
First off, Hobby Lobby is like my second home. I love that store! I can navigate it with ease, and I felt like their selection was SO much better than the previous store. Second off, they had a lot more gold pieces (which is all I wear), so I didn’t feel so restricted in what I was able to buy. And third off, it was all on sale, so score! I am so glad I was able to find everything I needed, because you better believe the minute I got home I pulled out my newly purchased supplies and got to work.
(You can buy all the things you need online, too!)
Through this experience of making my very first set of earrings (besides the super duper cool ones I used to make as a kid… You know the ones I’m talking about!), I learned a few things:
1. Jewelry making is so much fun and rewarding!
2. It’s not near as hard as it looks… most of the time
3. It’s actually quite relaxing
4. I can’t wait to make more. It’s seriously SO much fun!
I can’t wait for you to try making your own jewelry as well!! If you decide to do so, snap a picture of your creations and tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see your creativity shine.
*So I tried something a little different for today’s post and made video tutorials for the earrings- eeep! I know they’re not perfect, but tell me what you think. Should I keep the videos? Or should I stick to just pictures? ;) Aaaand… should I do some recipe posts like this too?*
DIY Suede Tassel Earrings
DIY Tassel Hoop Earrings
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What did you think about the videos?
Which earring was your favorite?
Will you try making your own jewelry now?