July 27, 2012
Arissa Ha

Dawn has been incredibly obsessed with tassel earrings lately and we decided to make some. This is a surprisingly easy DIY and we ended up making two pairs in less than 20 minutes.

Here are what you will need for this DIY:

  • Tassels
  • Tassel caps (actually I have no clue what the proper term is for this)
  • Jump rings
  • Earring hooks
  • Craft knife
  • Super glue
  • Eye pins
  • Pliers (not pictured)

If anyone is wondering, we got all of these supplies at Brighton Accessories House in People’s Park Complex in Chinatown.

Brighton Accessories House
Blk 32,
New Market Road
#02-1160 (Park Crescent)
Singapore 050032

As you can see from the pic above, the cord holding the tassel together is an eyesore when the tassel cap is on. We’re going to remove it.

Carefully cut it away.

You will end up with something like this.

Stick the eye pin through the bottom of the tassel.

Pull it through and make sure the eye pin stays put and doesn’t go through the whole tassel.

Wind the loops around the tassel, you don’t even need to make sure that it is secured cause the glue will hold it together. Coat the inside of the tassel cap with glue and thread the pin through the hole in the tassel cap. Just make sure everything goes underneath the tassel cap neatly.

It should now look like this.

Do the same with the other side.

Shorten the rest of the eye pin by cutting it and making a small loop on the top of the tassel cap. Protip: stick the end of the eye pin back into the tassel cap again.

Using a pair of pliers, link the tassel and earring hook together with a jump ring.

Your tassel earrings are now ready for wear!

I really hate to sound like a broken record, we’ve had issues with people copying and pasting our entire DIY blog post on their own blog (with full instructions and sometimes even hot linking our photos).

While they link back to ours, it is foolish to assume they will still visit our blog when the full instructions are already posted on theirs. I’d hate to post a disclaimer every time I post a DIY post but this problem comes up every few DIY posts or so. We do appreciate people liking our DIY posts and we feel the best thing they can do for us is to post one or two photos and link back to us from there.

Does anyone have a proper method to solve this? We’d be grateful for any kind of suggestion.

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15 Responses to “Monoxious Guide: How to make tassel earrings [Fashion DIY tutorials]”

  1. Tanya says:

    Cant believe these are curtain tassels. So awesome.


    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Tanya!


  2. Amy says:

    Love it. I’ve got a few tassels lying around that I just keep because of their vibrant colors :) Now I can make an extra pair of earrings or two! Thanks for the tutorial! (I always find your DIYs super easy to follow!)

    On the copying issue, why not just make it so visitors can’t right click on the pictures or highlight the text? I’m not sure if Blogger can do that, unless you can configure it in the html? It may discourage people from copying since it’ll be more time consuming rewriting things and screen-capping everything you have posted? I would think making it harder to copy would help.

    Sorry that’s the only idea I know 😡 The other thing is making a huge see-through watermark on every picture…


    Arissa replied on

    Thank you Amy!

    We do have watermarks but we find them pretty annoying as well. I just hope people realise the effort and time put into makeing these DIY posts and copying them is just plain rude. :(


  3. what a neat and inexpensive idea! not the best at diy’s but this seems doable, even for me, will definitely give it a try!



    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Alice. :)


  4. Lenne says:

    Smart idea! 😀 Is that a copy of Nth’ as the bg LOL.

    Not that I’ve done any DIYs recently, but I. feel. your. pain. When you google mirrored collars, somebody else’s copy of my tutorial with my photographs show up first instead. I’ve had people cropping away the watermark on my photos too >:

    Do you think that there may be any repercussions to disallowing people to right-click on images? Aside from annoying the shit out of people la.



    Arissa replied on

    Indeed it is! I think once they hover over it they can still manually find out the img src. Granted it’s a lot more trouble, but people will still do it. :/


  5. Ria says:

    So very impressive.


    Arissa replied on

    Thank you Ria!


  6. Risse says:

    Ah, I totally missed out on a cheap and cute pair of tassel earrings at H&M recently so I’m glad you posted this up. I want to make a pair for myself now! It’s always a lot more rewarding to DIY stuff, even if you can find it cheap in the store haha.

    Sorry to hear about people taking your posts and copy pasta-ing! I guess some people don’t know how to tease and link to the rest of the post instead of being super lazy and just reposting the entire thing. -_-


    Arissa replied on

    Aww thank you very much. I just went to your blog and I’m super jealous that you got to go to SDCC.

    Following you on Bloglovin!


  7. carmel says:

    I check your website regularly and you guys do a great job! It’s such a bummer that people are copying your work verbatim. I guess you could contact the blog writers and let them know. Or publish the link to the blogs that copy and your fans can let the blog writer know that they think it’s wrong to steal other people’s work. And you could also do your own comment so that their regular readers know what is going on.
    I don’t really understand the point – wouldn’t it be easier to put the link to yours? or just not write a blog if you are so lazy and uninspired that you have to steal someone else’s? so strange.
    Anyway, keep up the inspiring work!


    Arissa replied on

    Hi Carmel, thanks for your inputs. We do contact them via links that come to us but anyone can just copy and not link back so it’ll be hard for us to track them.

    I do think it’s easier to link to us with a teaser pic, I don’t understand why people go through the trouble either.

    Thanks again. :)


  8. SASmith (@web_shopaholic) says:

    These are easy to do DIY tassel earrings! Teens will love this tutorial! I would like to ask your permission if we could use your creation in one of our jewelry-making classes in Dragonfly Designs (http://www.jewelrybydfly.com). Our students are kids from age 5 to 17. :) And I know they will simply love your creations! We will check out your other creations too! Thanks for sharing!


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