Reflective Jewelry

Reflective Jewelry Tassle Earrings and Necklaces DIY

The Seattle Art Museum asked me to host a DIY event last weekend and it was a perfect opportunity to make some reflective jewelry, just right for women that bike. In addition to climbing rope bracelets adorned with reflective tape and bright color thread, the afternoon was all about TASSELS! These turned out so well that I decided to share the tutorial on the blog. These necklaces or earrings can be another way to stay visible as our days get shorter.

What you’ll need:

  • Reflective thread and/or embroidery floss
  • 1 strands of 30-inch colored thread
  • 1 5-inch piece of scrap thread
  • Earring hooks, 2 jump rings OR necklace chain or leather necklace
  • 8-inch long piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Thick sewing needle

How to Make Them:

  1. Wrap your thread tightly around the cardboard. Tie your pieces together at one end of the cardboard and not the center.
  2. Repeat with next bundle.
  3. Gently pull embroidery thread from cardboard and tie the center tight with a five inch piece of thread.
  4. Cut the loop ends, making the fringe of the tassel.
  5. Pull down the fringe and shape your tassel.
  6. Start half an inch from the top of your tassel and tie a knot with your two accent colors.
  7. Wrap your first color around the tassel 1/4 of an inch down, then knot firmly. Next, wrap the second color string. Knot both strings together and trim.
  8. Use your scissors to clean up any uneven strings, making the fringe on the bottom clean and straight.
  9. With a loose piece of embroidery thread, tie the tassel to a jump ring and then add the jump ring to the earring hook.

 

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