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Using Tassel Caps

About this Tip:

Use pewter tassel caps to make a tassel for a necklace focal, earrings or to embellish a craft project.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Count tassel loops. Cut equivalent lengths of chain making each chain length at 2" or whatever your desired length is.
Step 2:
Attach chain to tassel loop using a small jump ring or by using an unsoldered link in chain. Repeat for all tassel loops.
Step 3:
Attach small charms to ends of each length of chain using either a small jump ring or an unsoldered link in the chain.
  Step 4:
Repeat this process until complete.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is a really easy way to make chain and bead or charm tassels! I’m thinking I may try this with seed beads strung on wire links or thread.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Cool idea using chain dangles! :)

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    Jill K says:

    This is a great piece! Which chain did you use for the tassel?

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    deb5thlmnt says:

    I love it all–the turquoise stone link is a gorgeous touch!

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    J hagens says:

    love it…just what I have been looking for!

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    Lyone f says:

    Also great for making jhumki style earrings.

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    W Acker says:

    How to attach a sari silk tassel or nylon tassel to tassel cap that does not have a hole at the top? Thanks, Whitney of Gussie Gertrude’s.

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    Wendy I says:

    I would also like to know how to use a cap with no hole at the top. I ordered item 42012, the zola elements patina green brass tassel cap, but don’t know how I will use it.

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    L Allegood says:

    How to attach a sari silk tassel or nylon tassel to tassel cap that does not have a hole at the top? Thanks, Laura Allegood

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    Moogie says:

    For caps like 42012, you’d have to use glue–either epoxy or E6000 would work. First try on your tassel or stringing material to make sure it fits in the cap. Mix up or squirt a glob of glue onto a piece of scrap paper. Take a toothpick & apply glue all inside the cap. Insert your tassel or stringing material in & give it a swirl to distribute the glue. Then let it dry thoroughly. If you want to use a bundle of items, such as chain & silk & leather cord (or whatever), you can use thin wire to wrap one end together making them easier to insert as one piece. Just make sure your wire doesn’t stick out below the cap. Hope this helps!

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    L Carling says:

    How would you attach a bead/tiny crystal tassel to a tassel cap that does not have a hole at the top? I understand the glue being used with silk thread or fabric but is it the same with bead tassels? Thanks!

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