– Bead Landing 6mm Jump Rings
You will need 2 jump rings
– Bead Landing Small Earring Fish Hook
You will need 2 fish hooks
– Bead Landing Leather Cording or any other 3/16” leather cord
You will need a total length of 26” for this project
– Super glue or E6000
– Needle nose pliers
Earring drop length is around 2.75”.
Project time: 20 minutes
Step 1: Measure and cut 6 strips of leather measuring 4” each. These are the tassels.
Step 2: Measure and cut 2 strips of leather measuring 1” each. These will wrap around each tassel.
Step 3: Straighten tassels: Since the leather cord is wrapped around itself in the package, it can be a little ‘bendy’ when you use it (see photo). To remedy this, I wet two fingers, and pinch/flatten the parts that need some straightening. Don’t worry, the water won’t discolor this particular leather! You can also place a heavy book on top of the leather strips to flatten.
Step 4: Take one 6mm jump ring and open it wide with the needle nose pliers.
Step 5: Stack 3 of the 4” leather pieces on top of each other. Fold in half. Slide them through the jump ring.
Step 6: Take the open 6mm jump ring and insert it through the leather tassels and the eye of the fish hook earring. Close by gently squeezing the jump ring back together. Spin the jump ring under the leather folds to hide the ends.
Step 7: Wrap the 1” leather piece around the tassels and secure with a drop of glue. Press firmly until dry. I like to make sure the edges of the band are facing the back of the earring.
Step 8: Trim the ends of the tassels: You can trim them all to the same length, or at different lengths and different angles. Make yours unique! Repeat steps 4-8 to make the other earring.
You’re done! Hopefully this was a simple enough project for you to undertake. You should have quite a bit of leftover supplies if you used the same products I did – why not make some for your friends!