An inspiring collection of contemporary tassel designs to use as charms, bag decorations and jewellery.
Tassels are fashionable, fun and easy to make!
The 20 projects in this book include a wonderful variety of tassels, made using a range of easy techniques and a few inexpensive materials. Carolyn has put her jewellery-making expertise to good use to create gorgeous bag charms, decorative key fobs and fashionable jewellery. There are folk-inspired tassels created using colourful threads and frayed fabric strips, leather tassels and small, simple tassels combined with beads and ribbon used to make colourful earrings and brooches.
The basic tassel-making technique couldn’t be easier and is explained at the beginning of the book, and all the projects have easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. No previous crafting experience is necessary. The materials used are widely available, and most can be sourced from scraps and left-over fabric, yarn and threads.
Schulz (Jewelry School: Let’s Start Beading, 2016; Jewelry School: Bead Stringing, 2018) offers a new book on a very specific type of embellishment. Tassels have been used in a number of ways for a range of purposes by many cultures going back centuries, but the primary application here is in jewelry making. The techniques required to create a tassel are summed up in two pages of instructions covering typical, rolled, and hidden wrap tassels and are illustrated by two-color diagrams. As the series name suggests, 20 projects demonstrate a variety of ways tassels can be used and showcase a number of materials. The jewelry projects include necklaces, brooches, bracelets, and earrings, and the remaining few use tassels in home decor, such as lampshades, a table runner, and a candle wrap. The written project instructions consist of around a dozen steps and assume some knowledge of jewelry-making technique and tool use. For those wanting to learn how to make a tassel, this slim volume contains both the how-to and some inspiration for possible applications. — Anne Heidemann Booklist Jan 1, 2019