How to Make Tassels

This post brought to you by Beadalon!Beadalon Break 2015-a week full of DIY Jewelry Making  tutorialsI spent the last day of Spring Beadalon Break at Bead Fest in Oaks, PA!

Guess what?  Beadalon was there too!

Meredity Roddy of Beadalon with Candie CooperSo I got an up close look at their new Tassel Making Tool!  This thing is great for jewelry makers and crafters.

I put Madeline Roddy on the spot and asked her to walk me through tassel making basics with the tool.  It was super easy! Watch and see…Beadalon Tassel MakerSuction the tool to your work surface.  I think we all have a bead box (or 75 laying around) that we can stick this thing too like Meredith did.Tassel Maker from BeadalonWind the desired amount of cord (check out this twinkle thread from Beadalon) around the two mandrels.  You can change the distance to make shorter fringed tassels (or make them long and custom cut the length).  When you have enough cord wound, thread a short piece of cord through the wound threads and tie off next to the mandrel.

Cut the bottom cords open next to the mandrel.How to make tasselsNow you can hook the tied piece to an eye pin and thread it through a bead cone to give it a nice finished look.  This bead cone was made with the ConeTastic.Tassel Jewelry Idea with Beadalon's Tassel MakerCheck out this fancy pants tassel piece I spotted in the Beadalon booth.  So pretty with the metallic thread!

Here is a video of the Tassel Maker from Beadalon so you can see it fully in action!