These Coral Chain Tassel Earrings are so much fun to wear – they practically make an outfit! In this breezy tutorial, we’ll show you everything you need to know to make a pair yourself, including how to cut chain to make the tassels and how to make the beaded components with wrapped loops. It’s easy!
Here’s a video tutorial that will show you how to make these earrings step by step. Follow along with us as we make the earrings, then use the instructions below to make your own pair. They’re super fun to make and go together so quickly you won’t believe it!
How To Make Coral Chain Tassel Earrings
6 Coral faceted wheel beads, 3mmx7mm
13” Open loop gold chain, 2mm wide
24-gauge gold wire
2 Gold earring wires
Steps To Make Each Earring
1. Start by cutting the chain into 2-inch lengths. You will need 3 pieces per earring. To cut the chain, simply cut right through one of the links. (Don’t worry that you lose a link each time you cut. That’s how you cut chain!)
2. Cut a 3″ piece of wire using the wire cutters. Then make a wrapped loop in one end of the wire. To do this, grasp the wire about 1½” from the end using the round-nose pliers. Bend the wire toward you 90 degrees.
3. Reposition the pliers to the top of the bend. Push the end of the wire up and over the pliers making a partial loop around the top jaw of the pliers.
4. Move the bottom jaw into the partial loop.
5. Then pull the wire the rest of the way around to make the loop complete. Hold the loop across with the pliers and pull the tail around the neck two times to wrap the loop. This will secure the loop! Trim the end of the tail with the wire cutters.
6. Slide 3 of the coral wheel beads onto the wire. You can make these earrings with any beads, actually. They would look cute with one big bead or two medium stacked beads. And in any color!
7. Make a wrapped loop in the other end of the wire. To do this, grasp the wire just above the last bead with the round-nose pliers. Bend the wire 90 degrees.
8. Move the pliers to the top of the bend. Push the end of the wire up and over the pliers making a partial loop around the top jaw of the pliers.
9. Move the bottom jaw into the partial loop, and pull the wire the rest of the way around to make the loop complete. But don’t wrap the loop yet!
10. Find the center of a piece of chain by folding the chain in half and lining up the ends. Feed the end of the wire through the center link of the chain and slide it into the loop. Repeat to feed on the other two pieces of chain. You could add more pieces of chain in this step to make the tassel fully if you like.
11. Then hold the loop across with the pliers and pull the tail around the neck two times to wrap the loop. Trim the end with the wire cutters. Use the pliers to press down the end of the wire if needed.
12. Slide the earring wire into the top loop and press the earring wire closed with the pliers.
Repeat to make the second earring.
We love the vibrant color of the coral wheel beads and the way chain tassels give the earrings so much movement! We hope you have fun making your own pair. Let us know if you do! We would love to hear from you!
Jennifer & Kitty