Design Instructions



Supplies needed

  • 2    Succulent Earring Post    (94-1085-12)
  • 2    Jardin Crimp End    (94-5826-12)
  • 2    Oval Jump Rings 21ga 4x3mm ID    (01-0018-01)
  • 2    Clear Comfort Post Clutch    (01-0012-03)
  • 20    Size 6 Seed Beads (Dyna-Mites 5455SB shown)
  • 48"    1mm cotton or nylon cord
  • Jewelry adhesive (optional)


  • scissors
  • chain nose pliers
  • flat nose or parallel pliers
  • needle nose tweezers

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 2”

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Succulent Tassel Earrings PDF

Watch the Demo Video: Succulent Tassel Earrings Jewelry Making Demo

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings).

Tips: Use chain or flat nose pliers to flatten the top of the coil before tucking into cord end. When crimping cord end try squeezing from the loop side.


  1. Cut one 24" piece of cord. 
  2. Wrap cord around fingers five times, creating a coil about 2" long. 
  3. Use tweezers to grasp the strands at the top of the coil. Straighten strands so they are neatly aligned, then use pliers to flatten.
  4. Pick up one cord end and use tweezers to tuck the top of the strands inside securely.
  5. Use flat nose or parallel pliers to crimp cord end until secure.
  6. Use scissors to cut loops at the bottom of the coil, creating a tassel.
  7. String one seed bead onto one strand of the tassel. Tie an overhand knot at the bottom. Do not tighten yet.
  8. Repeat Step 7 on the remaining 9 strands.
  9. Adjust position of seed beads and knots as desired before tightening knots securely. (Optional: apply a tiny drop of adhesive to each knot for extra security.)
  10. Trim cord ends as desired. 
  11. Open one jump ring and attach to loop at top of cord end. Before closing attach loop of one earring post. Close jump ring.
  12. Repeat Steps 1-11 for second earring.

Variation: Try using the larger Distressed  6x2mm Crimp End Caps for this variation. Choose 3 colors of 1mm cotton cord. Hold the 3 different colors together and wrap twice for a tassel with 12 strands. Embellish individual strands with spacers, beads and crimp beads.