This statement raffia tassel earring DIY is a quick and simple make, perfect for spring and summer!
Straw and raffia has been all over the shops, with bags, hats, jewellery and footwear all joining in the party. Big statement earrings with fans and tassels of raffia have been particularly prominent so i couldn’t resist creating a DIY version.
You can get natural raffia, paper raffia or synthetic like mine from Rico. They all work, but I did find that the synthetic was easier to tighten and came in such lovely colours. I am using my beloved Quicklinks™ for this projects, but if you can’t get hold of then, any wire component will work, or you can make your own from wire (I would recommend using 1mm/18 gauge wire with the ends joined in a wrapped loop).
You will need:
- Round wire link, I’m using 25mm Quicklinks™, which are solid links from Beadalon
- Earring findings
- Chain nose pliers
1.Start by cutting 10 lengths of raffia, each 8-10cm/3″ long. We are going to trim them down after they are all attached, so the lengths don’t need to be exact.
2.Each length is going to be attached to the link using a larks head knot. To do this, place your link onto your work surface, fold the raffia in half and tuck the now folded mid section under the link to form a loop
3.Then pull both the ends through the loop to knot around the link.
4.To tighten the knot neatly, hold the two ends together and pull.
5.Repeat this with the other lengths of raffia until they are all attached. Make sure you tie the knots the same way- although there isn’t a right or wrong side, the back and front do look different, so just make sure you are consistent.
6.Repeat all the steps for the the second earring
7.Use sharp scissors to trim the lengths
8.Use a pair of chain nose pliers to twist open the loop on the bottom of your earrings finding
9.Add on your link and twist the loop closed. Do the same for the other earring to finish!
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