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Custom Tassels

Custom Handmade Tassel with Seed Bead Cap
designed byCheri Carlson
Skill LevelIntermediate
TechniqueSeed-Beading
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size3 to 3 1/4 Inches

Sometimes tassels need something extra special to set them apart. For this design, I show how to make a tassel by hand and finish with a beaded cap.

Cheri's Signature

  • Instructions
  • Supplies

To start the technique for making the seed bead caps for the tassels, string 30 Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized Muscat bronze Delicas onto the thread, tie the thread in a circle, and knot. Add one more row of Muscat bronze Delicas using the tubular peyote technique.

Tubular Peyote Stitch Video Tutorial

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
The BeadSmith .8mm Dark Brown Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code STRNG-0282
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand BeadSmith Thickness 0.8mm Sold on Spools Place Of Origin China
1 $3.89
3 $3.49
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Semi-Matte Blue-Grey Delicas
Code DB0792
Material Glass Finish Matte or Satin Brand Miyuki Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$4.63
$3.24
3 $4.16 $2.91
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Muscat Bronze Delicas 8g Bag
Code DB1836
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$8.31
$5.81
3 $7.57 $5.29
TierraCast Antique Copper 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code CA-0436
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.26
20 $0.22
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Artbeads Designer Wire - Copper Non-Tarnish 20 Gauge (30 ft. spool)
Code ADW0020
Material Natural Copper Brand Artbeads Thickness 20 Gauge Wire Type Round Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $4.99
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread Assortment, Lighter Colors (Twelve 55-Yard Spools)
Code STRNG-0118
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $45.99
Toho Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Turquoise Picasso
Code TBRD11-Y307
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$2.51
$1.75
3 $2.23 $1.56
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Metallic Bronze
Code TBRD11-221
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$2.86
$2.00
3 $2.54 $1.77
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread, Dark Olive (55-Yard Spool)
Code STRNG-0109
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $4.49
3 $3.99
Leather Cord USA Brownish Red Large Nappa Leather Tassel
Code EMBMT-0647
Material Real Leather Brand Leather Cord USA Sold Individually
1 $5.41
3 $4.88
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code NEED-04
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin United Kingdom
1 $2.79
Beadalon Tassel Maker
Code TOOL-0199
Brand Beadalon
1 $12.99
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code TOOL-131
1 $10.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1 $7.49
Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-108
1 $7.49
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