How to Make Drop Earrings 2 Easy Ways: DIY Tassel & Chain Earrings

by Janel
7 Materials
30 Minutes

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make gorgeous drop earrings. One pair will be tassel earrings and the other pair will be chain earrings. These DIY earrings are absolutely stunning and surprisingly easy to make!

Tools and materials:

  • Jump rings 
  • Earring hooks
  • Bracelet or necklace 
  • Thread
  • Credit card
  • Scissors
  • Pliers

How to make long chain earrings

Removing the clasp from the necklace

1. Prep the necklace or bracelet

Remove the clasp from your necklace or bracelet using a pair of pliers. 

I am using a necklace I got from the thrift store. 

Cutting the necklace with pliers

2. Cut the necklace

Cut the necklace in half using the pliers, making sure that both sides are the same length. 

You can make them as long or as short as you like.

Attaching earring hooks to the jump ring

3. Add the earring hook

Pry open the jump ring on the bottom of the earring hoop and loop it through the hook on your necklace or bracelet. 

How to make long chain earrings

There you have it! That’s really all there is to it. 

How to make tassel earrings

Wrapping thread around a credit card

1. Prepare the thread

Wrap the thread around the length of the credit card until you have a thick piece. 

The credit card is to make sure you have an even length for the tassel. 

Attaching the jump ring to the thread

2. Add the jump ring 

Pry open a jump ring with pliers and slide it underneath your thread still wrapped around the credit card. 

Attaching the earring hook to the jump ring

3. Add the earring hook

Link in the earring hook to the jump ring. 

Cutting the thread to make the tassel

4. Cut the thread

Cut off the thread at the other end of the credit card. 

Do this carefully and make sure to keep the piece together because we still need to tie it off and make sure the threads stay in place.

Making DIY tassel earrings

5. Secure the tassel 

Tie off the tassel with a piece of thread a little bit down from the top of the earring. 

How to make tassel earrings

6. Add some color

For some extra color, you can add a different thread over that first tie and then tie it in a knot and trim off the excess edges. 

How to make drop earrings

How to make drop earrings tutorial

There we have it, the finished look! These DIY drop earrings are so easy to make! Plus, they are super gorgeous and everyone will think they are professionally made. 

Post in the comments below what you think.

Suggested materials:
  • Jump rings
  • Earring hooks
  • Bracelet or necklace
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