DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings with Studs Jewelry Tutorial

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

I MIY’d a pair chain tassel earrings back in August 2009 and have worn them enough to see a bit of tarnishing on the gold hooks and chain …which doesn’t bother me really. But since they’re a bit shorter and well, dripping with chains, they have a particular style. And like many things, there are various different styles of tassel earrings.

I picked up a few of these rope tassel tiebacks in different colors a while back on a trip to JoAnn’s and thought I’d ultimately use them as necklaces. One morning, however, I needed a pair of cognac colored earrings, saw the rope tassel hanging from my mirror, grabbed it and a pair of stud earrings and left for work. Once at work, I snipped and tied them up into a cute pair of tassel earrings that tied my entire outfit together. It took about 5 minutes!

Since there are a handful of different tassel earring DIYs out there, {including the ever adorable Geneva from APairandASpare’s neon duo and I decided not to post my original DIY earrings. But because I got so many requests for it and since mine is a bit different, here it is. {it looks like a lot of steps but really, it’s a 10 minute DIY}.

Here’s What You’ll Need…

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Home Inspirations rope tassel tieback {found at JoAnn’s} …I like these in particular because they look expensive but are between $4.99 and $7.99 {I can’t find them online}
* A pair of stud earrings
* Scissors
* Any kind of glue


DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Choose stud earrings with long stems.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Cut tassels from rope, leaving about 2-1/2″ on each. {save the rope for a future project :}

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Unravel rope.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Find three strings on each side closest to the edge and to each other and separate them from the rest.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Holding back the 6 strings you’ve separated, carefully cut the others out and toss away.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Create a loose knot with remaining strings.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Slip studs through knot and tighten.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Replace earring backs to hold your first knot in place.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Bring string around the stem and knot again on opposite side of first knot.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Bring rope around again to the opposite side {the first side} and tie another knot …then tie one knot on top of that one and tighten all the way, leaving no visible length/strings between studs and top of tassel.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Final knot

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Dab a bit of any kind of glue over the knots just to ensure they stay tied …& let dry.

DIY Pretty Long Tassel Earrings

* Once glue is dry, snip remaining ends, leaving about 1/8 of an inch {unless your studs are small, then make sure no thread is visible from the front}


And… Voila!

DIY Pretty Tassel Earrings

DIY Pretty Tassel Earrings

DIY Pretty Tassel Earrings

And here are the originals . . . with much smaller studs, giving them an entirely different look than the glamourous feel the navy/diamond ones have above. I think what’s most fun about this DIY is you can swap out any studs you like!

DIY Pretty Tassel Earrings

DIY Pretty Tassel Earrings

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Elizabeth

    March 31, 2011 |

    This is darling! I love the color of that second pair.

  • Mikaela

    March 31, 2011 |

    Thank you for posting this wonderful tutorial! 🙂

    Lots of love,


  • Marija

    March 31, 2011 |

    Wow..this is amazing ;)!
    I really like it!

  • Stacie

    March 31, 2011 |

    Such a clever idea
    thanks xoxox

  • Dubravka Dodig

    March 31, 2011 |

    So great! Love this earrings!

  • Diana Mieczan

    March 31, 2011 |

    What a brilliant project and they look so amazing on you, darling
    Happy Thursday

  • Behind the Lashes

    March 31, 2011 |

    Another awesome MIY!!! They look sooo pretty on you.

  • A Pair & A Spare

    March 31, 2011 |

    I really love these! They are gorgeous. the little diamond takes the cake. xx

  • mon...

    March 31, 2011 |

    I love this! I love your bloq! I am following you! :-)))

  • Katherine

    March 31, 2011 |

    I love your DIYs – one of these days I’m going to find tine and actually do one!

  • Shelly

    March 31, 2011 |

    These are so awesome! Very clever. Your photography is wonderful, too.

  • Violet

    March 31, 2011 |

    this is very cool. i would have never thought of the glue

    Vi from Cali

  • mbulicek

    March 31, 2011 |

    Love, Love ,Love.

  • Collections

    March 31, 2011 |

    Very cute DIY. Are the earrings heavy though?

  • Craftmaker

    March 31, 2011 |

    So cute! I like both pairs 🙂

  • CessOviedo

    March 31, 2011 |

    Think my jewelry box needs some tassels in it! Love the navy ones, wondering if my mom will notice the absence of little tassels from her pillows, love them!

    <3 Cess O.
    The Outfit Diaries

  • Natalya's Closet

    March 31, 2011 |

    Great idea! So cool! XOXO,

  • modanista junkie

    March 31, 2011 |

    Really digging on this DIY. I may have to make some for myself soon.


  • Anonymous

    March 31, 2011 |

    Love this very easy DIY……….and “double-love” your beautiful haircolor and photo…..truly an unforgettable image. Have a “Sunny”(song) and beautiful day, Sunshine!

  • Anonymous

    March 31, 2011 |

    P.S. (from anonymous) And, “Unforgettable” is a song!

  • Julip Made

    March 31, 2011 |

    Oh so simple, yet elegant. Love the outcome! This makes me want to do more jewelry DIYs.

  • Anna

    March 31, 2011 |

    awww they are so pretty! I think I’ll make some 2!

    xx Anna

  • Andrea Grace

    March 31, 2011 |

    Love your blog! I’m following via bloglovin, if you get a chance hit me back☺

  • Andrea

    March 31, 2011 |

    How perfect! After reading your lovely MIY I stumbled upon this site with these earrings:

    the same site also has these two AMAZING necklaces:


    If you’re every MIYing anything for a reader, I would love any of those pieces! Or if you just want to try something out for yourself, definitely post it!


  • drollgirl

    March 31, 2011 |

    they are so cute! love them!

    and they DO look like little ladies!

    p.s. that last photo of you is GORGEOUS!

    p.s. my word verification is INKERS!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    March 31, 2011 |

    Super clever! Try adding these looks to a virtual closet via to see all your outfit options.

  • Ria

    March 31, 2011 |

    Well done, looks so great. Wish I didn’t suck at diy.

  • Corie

    March 31, 2011 |

    Awesome! I’m definitely going to try this one out. I usually try to make everything you add on your site.

  • Jody

    April 1, 2011 |

    Wow, those things are insane!

  • Whitney

    April 1, 2011 |

    I really love these! Awesome!

  • jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    April 1, 2011 |

    omg LOVE these! v natalie portman 🙂 xoxo jcd:: enter to win my jewelry giveaway !!

  • His and Hers

    April 1, 2011 |

    oh my god…. i’m in love!!! I must try to recreate!! Just gorgeous.

  • La Petite Olga

    April 2, 2011 |

    wow these earrings are stunning thanks for showing us how to do!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Evelin

    April 3, 2011 |

    These look amazing!

    I especially love the colour of the second pair:)

  • Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    April 4, 2011 |

    Thanks for shareing! They are so cool;)

  • Fee

    April 12, 2011 |

    Beautiful! You should sell these!

  • Nadia

    April 19, 2011 |

    these are FANTASTIC earrings, however, I think I find myself more fascinated by that gorgeous belt! where is it from?

  • Affordable Medical Insurance

    September 22, 2011 |

    Your earrings are adorable!

  • Manveen Kaur

    December 14, 2011 |

    your earrings are adorable ,,,the stud gives it a very elegant look

    see mine also here

  • zavera

    March 30, 2013 |

    Those are really adorable and I imagine they’d be even cuter in bright colors!

  • Umbreen

    January 25, 2014 |

    Nice earring tutorial. I love it thanks.

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