5.21.2016

Raffia Tassel Earrings

I've got a SERIOUS thing for raffia fringe. Some of my favorite designers have produced raffia trimmed clutches, dresses and earrings but I don't have that kind of bankroll. I have an overwhelming arsenal of jewelry making supplies, so I went into my stash to create these AMAZING raffia tassel earrings and I'm sharing my steps with you. You can find all the materials at major craft stores and whip up several pairs of these bad boys in under an hour!

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

 I like to start by gathering my potential materials and sketching out a rough plan of my design.

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

Things You'll Need to Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

Scissors 
Set rhinestones with holes in the back
Decorative end jewelry pins
Assorted beads 

Here's How 

1. Make raffia tassels 


Each earring consists of three raffia tassels. Cut multiple pieces of raffia roughly 3" long. Fold each raffia piece in half and then fold lengthwise to create an end that can be easily glued into the tassel cap. Secure 4-5 raffia pieces into the cord cap with E6000 and allow to dry. 

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

After your tassels have dried, trim the ends so that they're even. I made my tassels about 1" long.

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

2. Make accent pieces

Wrap your accent beads on decorative eye pins leaving a small loop at the top. I chose small metallic tube beads.

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

3. Assemble pieces 

String all of your components onto 20 gauge wire until satisfied with your pattern. Play around with the arrangement and colors of spacers to achieve different looks. 

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

Trim the ends of the wire and glue into the side holes of the rhinestone setting. Wipe away any excess glue before it dries.

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

4. Glue rhinestone to earring back 

Apply a dot of glue to the back of the rhinestone and press on the flat back earring post. Allow to dry flat before wearing.

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings


Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

I can't wait to wear these to my best friends wedding this week! Happy crafting--be sure to tag me on Instagram if you make a pair!

xo Lindsey Crafter

Make Raffia Tassel Earrings

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