Tassel Charm Tutorial

             Tassel Charm

As you may have noticed, I’ve been on a bracelet kick lately.  It’s spring.  Warm weather means short sleeves and sleeveless tops and that means lots of room to show off bracelets on your wrists!

So today I’m going to share how to make a tassel charm with chain for your charm bracelet.  (Oh, you don’t have a charm bracelet?  Well, then you might want to check out the Charm Bracelet eCourse!)

This is a quick and easy project and you can use these charms on any number of types of jewelry.

And the best part is you can use up all those weird little bits of extra chain you have around.  See, there was a reason you were saving them!

Tassel Charm TutorialMaterials and Tools:

  • Chain (a variety of different leftover chains is great for this! ) Each chain will be about 1 ½” long and you’ll need at least 3
  • Wire, 22 gauge, half hard, round
  • 2 Beads with big openings (or cone beads)
  • Wire cutters
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers

Step #1

Tassel Charm Tutorial Cut 4 pieces of chain to the length 1 ½” long.  You can use any chain you want.  This is a great way to use up little leftovers you’ll have from other projects.  Feel free to make them longer or shorter based on your preferences.

Step #2

Tassel Charm TutorialCut about 5” of wire, or more if you are using a long bead or cone bead.

Step #3

Tassel Charm Tutorial Slide each chain onto the wire.

Step #4

How to make a tassel charmBend the wire in half.  The chains will be in the middle of the wire.

Step #5

How to make a tassel charmHow to make a tassel charmTwist the wire a few times.

Step #6

How to make a tassel charmSlide the bead over the wire and push it tightly onto the chain, covering the twists in the wire.

Step #7

How to make a tassel charmGrasp one of the wires with round nose pliers, close to the bead.

Step #8

How to make a tassel charmTwist the wire around one barrel of the round nose pliers and then under the pliers and around the wire.

Step #9

How to make a tassel charmTake the tassel off the pliers and then grasp the loop between your chain nose pliers. 

Continue wrapping around the wire as you started in step #8.  Then wrap the other wire around in the other direction

Step #10

How to make a tassel charmTassel CharmClip off any excess wire with wire cutters.  Tuck in the ends of the wire making sure they do not stick out.

Now you have  a cool little charm, just waiting to be used on your charm bracelet or other jewelry projects.


Ready to learn how to make charm bracelets from the chain up?  Yep, learn how to make your own chain, head pins, bead dangles, wire charms, clasp…and so much more.  Get the details and sign up for the Charm Bracelet eCourse here.

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