Who would have guessed that the tassel, once the staid and stuffy trimming on grandma's draperies, would become the runway-beloved, haute couture accessory to reference all sorts of time-defying looks. From flapper fringe and 70s boho, to naughty burlesque a la Dita Von Teese, the tassle is our go-to inspiration for quick and sexy DIY styling.

Check out how easy it is to transform embroidery thread into your own tassel, and use everyday jewelry supplies like chain and jump rings to quickly make a fun pair of swingy earrings in all the colors of the rainbow. Make 'em to match every outfit!

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Cut a piece of cardboard roughly twice the length you want your tassel to be and fold in half. Begin wrapping your thread around the cardboard piece. The amount of times you wrap your thread around will determine the thickness of your tassel.
Here is a pic of the mussel shell and tassel.
Very cool project. I was inspired to make some tassels with silk thread and added them to a muscle shell. All other beads were too loud hanging the shell. Thanks for the technique and great pic!
love your hair by the way <br>
How easy is that!! Great instructable!
Thanks so much! If you give it a try, we'd love to see your work!
So cute and simple :)

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