From Design to Tutorial: creating gemstone tassel earrings

Recently, House of Gems asked me to create a tutorial. Talk about great timing! I’ve had this idea for tassel earrings in my head (and in my design journal) for a while, but always ended up putting it aside to make other pieces. Although I like silk tassel earrings, I adore gemstones. At first I thought the gemstones would make the design too heavy, but using simple wrapped loops allows them to be lighter and still deliver stunning.

AmyCousinJewelry_101_0810 (2) gemstone tassel earrings in carnelians and garnets

I knew my design would require a lot of beads, so I ordered a few strands of beautiful wholesale beads and got to creating. The beads that I used for example earrings are 4mm micro-faceted carnelian rondelles.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial. The techniques are easy, and assume you are familiar with making simple loops. Please let me know what you think!

Click here to go to my Gemstone Tassel Earring Tutorial

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