I started off with some leather I purchased at the craft store, fabric scissors, and gold chain and jump rings I had left over from this project. I also used crazy glue and pliers.
For each tassel, I used leather measuring about 3 by 5 1/2 inches. Leaving about a half inch on top, I cut the bottom of the leather to create a fringe effect. In my opinion, the fringe looks better if the strips are very thin, but the width of the strips is really up to you.
Start to roll the leather over your loop, applying crazy glue along the top half inch as you go and making sure to keep a straight top edge.
Continue this method until the entire tassel has been rolled and glued up. Here are my two tassels all ready to go!
Using pliers, I attached either end of the gold chain to the two tassels, fastening with jump rings.
And that's it, you're done! I wrapped the tassel chain around a belt I already owned for an easy, affordable, and unique way to add more style and class to my outfit. These tassels are a really great touch to make a plain belt more interesting. But you don't have to stop there! Leather comes in countless colors and these tassels can dress up just about anything--a few more options include adding them to the outside of your handbag, creating a cute, fashionable keychain, or wearing one as a necklace...the possibilities are endless! :)
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