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Perfect accessory for your handbag!
Tassels are great. I wanted to make some that didn't require a stud tool. Rolling the leather and using large cord ends gives a nice finish.

Posted by Nikki B. Published See Nikki B.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by making 2 tassels. Cut a rectangle shape of leather 6cm by 12cm.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 2
    Step 2

    On the back measure 3cm from each end. Join the 2 points with a diagonal line.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn the pieces of leather so the short end is at the top.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a pair of sharp scissors cut slits into the leather starting from the diagonal edge. Do not cut all the way through. Leave about 5mm uncut at the top.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 5
    Step 5

    You then have two piece of leather that look like this.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add some strong glue into the large cord end caps.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tightly roll the uncut edge of the leather starting from the long side of the fringe.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 8
    Step 8

    Push this end into the cord end. Hold for a few minutes to make sure it is held and leave to dry.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take your two tassels, a handbag charm, jump rings and a short piece of chain.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use 2 pairs to open the jump rings. To open and close jump rings hold either side of the opening in the ring with a pair of pliers. Move the ends in a forward and backwards motion. Never pull the jump ring apart sideways, this deforms the shape of the ring.

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 11
    Step 11

    Using the jump rings attach one end of the chain to the handbag charm and the other end to one of the tassels

  • How to make a tassel charm. Leather Tassel Handbag Charm - Step 12
    Step 12

    Use the last jump ring to attach the other tassel directly to the handbag charm.

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