Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 1    Lobster Clasp 23x13mm    (01-0112-61)
  • 2    Open Scalloped Bead Cap    (94-5590-12)
  • 1    Stitch-around Hoop 18mm    (94-2563-61)
  • 1    Temple 6mm Cord End - No Loop    (94-5849-12)
  • 1    Plain Chaton Drop with SS39 Crystal    (94-6837-02)
  • 1    Intermix 5 Ring Link    (94-3211-12)
  • 7    Oval Jump Ring 4x3mm ID    (01-0018-01)
  • 5"    Brass Cable Chain 6x4mm     (20-0425-12)
  • 1    15mm Crystal Rondelle Bead or similar
  • 2    12-15mm Top Drilled Gemstone Beads (Raw Amethyst shown)
  • 24"    3mm Suede or Faux Suede Lace (Leather Cord USA Nubuck Red Brown shown) 
  • 22 Gauge Beadalon Multi-Color Wire (Brown/Green/Gold shown)

Tools

  • wire cutters
  • round nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • scissors or leather snips

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 6"

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Demo Video: Crafting with Leather: Tassels and Fringe Demo

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Wrapped Loops and Jump Rings)

Steps

  1. Cut one 4" piece of craft wire.
  2. Bend wire at right angle about 1 1/2" from one end. Use round nose pliers to begin a wrapped loop, attaching loop of lobster clasp before completing.
  3. String one bead cap, rondelle crystal bead, and second bead cap.
  4. Begin a second wrapped loop, attaching loop of Stitch-around Hoop before completing. Set aside.
  5. Cut one 4" piece of wire. Thread wire through hole of gemstone to center. Fold both wire ends up sides of gemstone to meet at top. 
  6. Wrap one wire end once around the other end. Trim excess. 
  7. Use round nose pliers to form a wrapped loop with the other end. 
  8. Repeat Steps 5-7 with second gemstone.
  9. Cut one 4" piece of craft wire. 
  10. Wrap suede lace around 4 fingers three times, forming loops about 3" long and finishing with both lace ends at the bottom.
  11. Thread wire through top loops of coil. Position wire at center, then fold ends together. String both ends up into cord end. Grasp ends with chain nose pliers and pull tassel up into cord end. 
  12. Fold one end of wire over at top of cord end and wrap around straight end once. Trim excess wire.
  13. Use round nose pliers to form other end into a wrapped loop. Use one jump ring to attach to Stitch-around Hoop. Use scissors or snips to cut bottom loops of tassel coil.
  14. Cut one 2 1/2" piece of chain. Use one jump ring to attach to hoop. Use second jump ring to attach 5 Ring Link at other end.
  15. Cut one 2" piece of chain. Use one jump ring to attach to hoop. Use second jump ring to attach one gemstone dangle at other end.
  16. Use remaining jump rings to attach second gemstone dangle and chaton charm to chains where desired. 

Download the Leather Tassel Purse Charm PDF