Crisp morning air, sun shimmering in the cob webs by the lakes, frosty twigs on an early mornings walk, candle light casting a velvety glow across the room. Create a wonderful little tassel that is full of atmosphere and elegance. Designed by Dorothy Wood and easy to make this is a mini-project perfect for this time of year. Find the kit HERE.
In addition you need:
– Round-nose pliers
– Wire cutters
– Snipe-nose pliers
1 You will need, skein of light effects thread, crystal, pearl, heishi star spacer, bead cap, bail and wire
2 Cut the skein of thread in half, leaving the skein band in place, and thread a 15cm (6in) length of wire through the loops.
3 Cross the wires over as shown with a shorter tail on one side and twist for about 12mm (1/2in). Snip the shorter tail off.
4 Thread the bead cap onto the wire followed by the crystal, heishi star spacer and pearl.
5 Using round nose pliers, hold the wire about 5mm (1/4in) from the tips and bend over at right angles (90 degrees).
6 Change the position of the round-nose pliers so that you can wrap the wire around to form a loop as shown.
7 Tuck the bail into the loop and then holding the loop with snipe-nose pliers, wind the tail around several times to fill the gap. Snip the tail.
8 Trim across the bottom of the tassel to shorten and neaten the rough edges. Thread with ribbon to hang on the tree or with a chain for a pendant.