Lately I’ve been so overloaded with school work, assignments and exams. I have a Geography and English task due next week, a Math exam on Monday, a Science exam next Friday and on top of that, I’ve got to prepare for a Music performance on Wednesday. So what do I do? I decide to make tassel bracelets. Maybe I should work on my prioritising skills…
Anyway, today’s Fri-DIY is super fun and looks great. I must say, it was a worthwhile project to get a break from my hardcore studying. You only need a couple of materials to make a tassel bracelet, which you can easily pick up from your local craft store or dollar shop.
The thing I love about tassels is that you can use them on all kinds of things, such as book marks, charms, necklaces and key rings. Just because this is a bracelet tutorial, it doesn’t mean that you need to limit yourself in making a bracelet only!
Things you will need:
To make the tassel:
Wax linen chord // Needle and thread // Piece of cardboard // Scissors // Pliers // Jump ring
To make the bracelet:
Beads // Elastic bracelet string
Method: (See steps down below)
How to make the tassel:
- Cut a piece of cardboard with dimensions 5cm x 2.5cm. Then, cut 11cm of wax linen string and place it on top.
- Cut another piece of wax linen string 76cm long. Then, wind it around the cardboard and over the other piece of string.
- Use the short piece of wax linen string to tie a knot around the long one.
- Slip the bundle of string off the cardboard. (See photo above on what it should look like).
- Use a needle and thread to wrap around the top of the bundle 10 to 15 times.
- Then, make a few stitches with the needle to secure it, and poke it down the middle of the bundle of string to hide it.
- Use scissors to cut the excess thread. Also cut the bottom loops of string in half.
- Use pliers to slip a jump ring around your tassel. YAY, you’ve completed your tassel now. (You’re halfway there!)
- To make the bracelet: Cut a piece of elastic-bracelet-string 8cm longer than your wrist size.
- Thread some pretty beads onto the elastic then tie it with a double knot. You can hide the excess elastic by threading it into the adjacent beads.
- Attach your tassel to the bracelet using pliers.
And there you have it! Your very own DIY tassel bracelet (*crowd cheer*)
You can even these up along with some other colours and patterns to make a bracelet set. This would be great as a gift for a friend or just for yourself.
So that’s all for today!
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