December 2, 2014

Angela ~ Purse Tassels

I made some tassels to replace the cheap looking fake leather pieces as zipper pulls.
I had just found this (picture only) on pinterest and decided to try it with embroidery thread.  
I used 2 skeins, just loosened, and cut at the bottom of the circle.
Nine strands of thread were braided for the part that went through the circular link and knotted it under where the large knot would be.
I made 2 go rounds on the knot part because I needed enough length to hide the smaller knot.
When I got done I took a tapestry needle and 'combed' the fringe so it would mostly be single strands.


7 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Those look great! I love that you made them different colors.

Cyra said...

Wow, these are fantastic Angela. You did a great job, and I much prefer yours to the other 'string' tassles in the photo.
Now I'm wondering what I could use these on, lol, you have me inspired (again).

Debra said...

I agree; different colors are cool!

Suztats said...

i've been making some tassels for a project I've been working on. Yours look great! I like the different colours, too.

Barbara C said...

Beautiful job with the tassels. The colors are wonderful.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Great job with the tassels...nice!

Judy S. said...

What fun tassels! They look great and fit in just perfectly with the peacock and the other stitching. Nice work on a great project!