Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DIY Beaded Tassel Bracelets

DIY beaded tassel bracelets by Southern Curls & Pearls

Lately, I've been seeing tassel bracelets everywhere, and I even own a few. I wanted to see how hard they were to make on my own… and honestly they are not hard at all! When I was finished, I compared them to my store-bought bracelets and they were almost identical. Everything I purchased for this project I was able to find at Michael's, so your local craft store should have everything you need.

For this project, you will need the following items:
- Scissors
- Pliers
- Embroidery thread
- Beads of your choosing
- Crimp beads
- Small gold ring (called a jump ring)
- Gold wire (mine had a hint of sparkle)
- Stretchy, clear jewelry cord
- Credit card for wrapping the thread around


Step One:
Cut off 1.5 feet of embroidery thread and fold four times. Slide the gold jump ring onto all four strands. Set aside.

Step Two:
Wrap the embroidery thread tightly around the width of the credit card, using up the entire package of thread. Cut the threads with scissors along one edge of the credit card, making sure to keep the threads all together. (See below)


Step Three:
Tie the strands from Step One around the middle of the threads you just cut. The jump ring should be perfectly centered on top and the knot should fall underneath. (See below)

How to make your own beaded tassel bracelet

Step Four:
Take the two sides of your threads and pull down to combine. When this is complete, wrap the gold wire tightly around the top, forming the "head" of the tassel. (See below)

How to make your own beaded tassel bracelet

Step Five:
String your beads onto the stretchy, clear jewelry cord, making sure that it is a good size for your wrist. (I used 20 beads but they were small!) String both sides of the elastic through two crimp beads and the tassel, with the tassel in the middle. (See below)

How to make your own beaded tassel bracelet

Step Six:
Pull the strings together tightly. With pliers, clamp down the crimp beads found on both sides of the tassel. The crimp beads will hold the strings and tassel in place. Cut the leftover string.

How to make your own beaded tassel bracelet

Step Seven:
Almost complete! Using SHARP scissors, simply cut your tassel to the desired length, making sure all of the ends are even. Be careful not to cut too much at once. You can always go back and trim uneven pieces.

How to make your own beaded tassel bracelet

And ta-da… Your tassel bracelet is finished! I bought all of the materials and completed this project in a  single afternoon, so it really wasn't that time consuming. You will need another person to help you tie some of the knots and use the pliers, so be aware of that if you are trying to do this on your own!

How to make your own beaded tassel bracelet
Tassel bracelet DIY… these are cheap and easy to make on your own!
DIY beaded tassel bracelets by Southern Curls & Pearls
Mint skort paired with white layered top
 Wearing: Chicwish white top, similar here // asymmetrical skort // Dee Keller wedges (exact style sold out)
Essie nail polish in "Madison Ave-hue" // David Yurman crossover ring

The thing that's great about these tassel bracelets is that they are easily customizable. You can use any color thread… neon, pink, blue, orange…. and any type of beads! I would really like to find some wooden beads to try next.

If you try this out I would LOVE to know! Tag me in the Instagram of your finished product and use the hashtag #curlsandpearlsDIY and I may re-gram you! :)

Pssst. Don't forget about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on because prices go back up soon! I tried on this sweater the other day in the store and it SO cute. I also really want these shoes to wear with jeans in the fall!

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37 comments:

  1. Love this DIY! I've been wanting to make tassel bracelets all summer. Such a cute accessory!
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  2. Amazing diy. The bracelet looks so cute :)

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  3. great job on your tassel bracelet! I have had a crush on your store bought one and could not be happier that you've made a diy version! thanks for sharing!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  4. Ahhh! I dedicated a whole post yesterday to my love of tassels! Can't wait to try this out :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  5. Such a cute idea!! Love the tassel trend going on and of course what a fun accessory to add! :) Thank you for the DIY

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  6. The DIY is awesome! I want to make one too:)

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  7. Such a brilliant DIY!! I've been on the hunt for a set of tassel bracelets but now I think I'll make my own! This would make the perfect girls night....just add a little wine :) I always love when you do a DIY, thanks for sharing!!

    Xo, Kayla
    adarlingdream.blogspot.com

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  8. These are so pretty! I want to make one!

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  9. Ahh these bracelets are seriously too cute! I will have to make these, especially since they are so in right now.

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  10. Loving the DIY! That bracelet is too cute!

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  11. I'm super excited to try this out! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  12. I love that you made these bracelets! so fun :)

    xoxo.
    elle

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  13. Could this be any cuter?! Loooove!

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  14. love this! all about tassels and pom poms right now :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley
    SideSmile Style

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  15. I see these bracelets everywhere but never wanted to pay the money for them! Such a great DIY! http://dailydoseofdarling.com

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  16. absolutely love this diy! i know my boyfriend's mom would love these, I might try to make some for her upcoming birthday!
    xo
    Tara
    shoesillneverhave.blogspot.com

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  17. I love this DIY, the bracelets turned out so cute!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  18. First, your outfit is gorgeous!! Second, I love love love those bracelets…I am totally going to be making them:)

    xo, Taylor

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  19. I love this DIY. I love the colors you used too!

    Jessica
    notjessfashion.com

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  20. I love that DIY! Such a great idea!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  21. Love that you posted this DIY!!! Keep it up, I'd love to see more!

    xxo, Kristen
    www.polishednpretty.com

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  22. Thanks DIY............i understand the process to make this bracelet. It looks beautiful on you.

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  23. Very cute bracelets!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  24. Love this Caitlin, thanks for sharing! And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  26. What a wonderful DIY trick! I think I want to make some soon at home. Keep spreading good vibe, xoxoxo
    I made some of DIY Bracelets too. I've uploaded them here :
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  27. I really like beading! And I really like the concept of creating interchangeable Jewelry items, especially necklaces and bracelets. What a cool idea!

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