Monday, May 01, 2017

Easy fiber cord and tassel earrings by Nealay Patel - a tutorial

We have a special treat today, a guest post by the fabulous Nealay Patel.  I hope you enjoy it!


Hi friends! My name is Nealay Patel, author of Jewelry Made with Wire & Fiber. I hope you had a chance to read Cyndi’s review of my book! If you haven’t, it's at the link.

I have a cool little earrings project to share! Here’s a snazzy pair of earrings that’s perfect for a girl on the go.

Here’s how you can make them:


Step 1: Cut 5 in of 4mm flat fiber cord and coil it three times. Use a beading awl to make a hole where the cord overlaps.



Step 2: Insert a 1 in. head pin thru the hole.




Step 3: Make a 3mm simple loop and attach an earring hook to it. Set the component aside.




Step 4: Make a simple loop and set the component aside.





Step 5: Cut a 3 in. length of 22 gauge half-hard wire. Make a 8mm simple loop at one end. String a decorative bead and make a 3mm simple loop with the remaining wire.

Attach the larger simple loop to the fiber cord loop and a tassel to the smaller simple loop. Make a second earring to complete the set and you’re ready to go!

If you loved this design, check out my book Jewelry Made with Wire & Fiber. Also, be sure to check out my Facebook Live show, Beads & Bubbles, @beadsandbubbles.

Happy beading friends!
Nealay
Nealaypatel.com

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