Tassel Earrings & Fringe Earrings

Tassel Earrings and Fringe Earrings Beading PatternsThe terms fringe earrings and tassel earrings are often used interchangeably but do not necessarily describe the same style of earring.  While both are specific styles of dangle earrings (earrings that hang below the earlobe and are able to swing freely with movement), tassel earrings and fringe earrings have a subtle difference.

Fringe earrings are typically "dangle" style or hoop style earrings that feature a flat, thick mane of short, blunt-cut fibers, that most often extend in a somewhat stiff linear manner around a semi-circular, or circular base (for a wide, flat profile).  Fringe earrings can also feature several individual outcroppings of thick blunt cut fibers that protrude from individual loops on a multi-looped drop or chandelier style earring.  Unlike tassel earrings, fringe earrings almost always feature fibers that are blunt-cut short so they are somewhat stiff and do not drape or move freely on their own.

Tassels made of soft draping fibers such as silk have a long history adorning everything from robe ties (for religious and intellectual elites) to modern day graduation hats, decorative pillows, and curtains ties.  Tassel style earrings are increasingly fashionable and popular and feature either long flowing strands of fiber (such as silk) or gathered lengths of thin delicate chain or tiny strung seed beads that are bound together and hang from a single top knot or cap (used to conceal multiple knots or anchor points).  Unlike fringe earrings, tassel earrings are designed to have a long soft drape and swing freely with any movement.

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Learn How to Make Beaded Tassel Earrings with this Beading Tutorial Learn How to Make Beaded Tassel Earrings with this Beading Tutorial 2
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Tassel Earrings & Fringe Earrings

Demi Earrings Beading Pattern

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$5.99
Tutorial Features: Learn how to make beaded tassel earrings with this DIY jewelry making beading tutorial. 8-page tutorial - each page has 8 photos with detailed step-by-step instructions that will hold your hand every step of the way. Complete Materials Page that itemizes exactly what you'll need (including bead color information and approximate...
Learn How to Make Seed Bead Fringe Earrings Jewelry Making Tutorial Learn How to Make Seed Bead Fringe Earrings Jewelry Making Tutorial 2
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Tassel Earrings & Fringe Earrings

Fast & Fabulous Earrings Beading Pattern

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Good beading pattern for beginners
Good beading pattern for beginners
$4.99
Good beading pattern for beginners
Good beading pattern for beginners
Tutorial Features: Learn how to make seed bead fringe earrings with this easy jewelry making tutorial for beginners. 7-page tutorial - each page has 8 photos with detailed step-by-step instructions that will hold your hand every step of the way. Complete Materials Page that itemizes exactly what you'll need (including bead color information and...
Brick Stitch Beading Pattern to Make Long Beaded Fringe Earrings Brick Stitch Beading Pattern to Make Long Beaded Fringe Earrings 2
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Tassel Earrings & Fringe Earrings

Cascade Sunset Earrings Beading Pattern

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$6.99
Tutorial Features: This brick stitch beading pattern will teach you how to make beaded fringe earrings with bugle beads. 9-page tutorial - each page has 8 photos with detailed step-by-step instructions that will hold your hand every step of the way. Complete Materials Page that itemizes exactly what you'll need (including bead color information and...
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