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How to Make Colorful Boho Earrings with Tassels

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Do you want to learn how to make your own handmade Hippie Bohemian style jewelry? Our DIY Colorful Boho Earrings with copper wire and tassels is a fun and easy project.

Boho dangle earring with tassels

Making handmade jewelry can be a wonderful hobby for moms. It’s a creative outlet that results in something that’s beautiful and useful.

Before I had kids, I was getting into jewelry making. I made lots of bracelets and necklaces and a few pairs of earrings. It was fun, but my babies came first.

Now that they’re older and much more independent, I can get back some me time. I thought it might be fun to start making jewelry again, so I wanted to share this tutorial for making a pair of colorful Boho Earrings.

I included lots of process pictures so you can see just how easy it is to make your own Bohemian style jewelry for a fraction of the price you’d pay in stores. Let me know how yours turn out in the comments!

Boho earrings square

How to Make Colorful Boho Earrings

This DIY Colorful Boho Earrings with copper wire and tassels is a fun and easy project that makes a great handmade gift.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Makes: 1 Pair

Supplies

  • Embroidery floss - in 2-3 colors
  • Colorful wooden beads
  • Scissors
  • 18 gauge copper craft wire
  • Craft pliers - cutting pliers, flat nose pliers and looping pliers
  • Jump rings
  • Earring hooks
  • Golden thread

Tools

  • Cardstock

Instructions

  • Choose 2 different colored embroidery floss and cut them into 12 inches. Hold both of the strands together.
    Embroidery thread in loop
  • You can either use your fingers or a piece of cardstock paper to create the tassel. Wrap the strands around any 2 fingers or a 1.5 inch cardstock paper until the strands end.
    Embroidery thread looped around fingers
  • Carefully take out the wrapped strands from fingers or cardstock paper and attach a jump ring on the center of the closed end loop.
    Looped up embroidery thread
  • Take a small piece of golden thread, around 3-4 inches will do. Tightly wrap the golden thread right below the jump ring and tie 2 knots once done wrapping.
    Golden thread tying the embroidery floss
  • Now that one side of the strands is secured trim the other end of the strands evenly. 1 tassel made; 2 more to go!
    Finished green tassel
  • Follow the previous steps to make 2 more tassels; use different and bright colors.
    Two orange and one green tassel
  • Take the craft wire and create a small loop at the end, without cutting the wire from the bundle, we’ll do that after the next step.
    Copper wire and pliers
  • Circle the wire around the loop more than 3 times to create a twirl pattern. Visualize 3 sides around the twirl pattern – we’ll create a triangular pattern around it.
    Copper twirl
  • Once satisfied with the twirl pattern create another loop on the wire and bend the wire to the side of the twirl pattern. his is side 1 of the triangle.
    Copper twirl with loop at top
  • Keep the wire straight along the side of the twirl and then bend the wire again using the flat nose pliers to create second side of the triangle. Measure the wire and keep enough wire to create the 3rd side of the triangle and an extra inch. Cut off wire from the bundle.
    Triangle forming with copper wire
  • Now take the tassels and wooden beads. Insert them into the second side of the triangle one by one.
    Adding beads and tassels to copper wire
  • Stop beading once the second side is full.
    Beads and three tassels on copper wire
  • Use the flat nose pliers to bend the wire adjacent to the last bead into the wire. Bring the open end of the wire near to the loop created in step 9.
    Earring one almost finished
  • Make sure all 3 sides of the triangular pattern around the loop are even. Coil the remaining wire below the loop and cut off extra wire if needed.
    Trim off excess wire
  • Take a matching earring hook for the pattern we created.
    Hook to attach to earring
  • Attach the earring hook with the outer loop of the pattern.
    Hook attached to make dangle boho earrings
  • Similarly make the other pair and done!
    A pair of cute dangle boho earrings on white background

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