easy diy red tassel earrings

HOW TO MAKE EASY DIY RED TASSEL EARRINGS

Tassel earrings have had their moment to be sure which is probably why I resisted the urge for so long. Not much of a band wagon jumper me. The moment I saw ten fashion bloggers wearing red tassel earrings on Insta I went off the idea of buying them. You may recall I felt the same way about the Bella Freud 1970 sweater last Winter? However now that tassel earrings are not quite as popular I feel the love return so I decided to get myself a pair.

I noticed a stunning pair of red tassel hoops on Matches but since I have zero wardrobe budget right now that was out of the question. Then it occurred to me that I could utilize the hoops I already have by simply threading on the tassels! I did a similar trick using my seven-year old daughters play beads for this outfit. What’s more it has now become glaringly obvious I’ve been missing a diy trick here for some time!

Seriously anything can be hooked onto a pair of hoops! Beads of every colour & description from wooden & ceramic to plastic or metallic. In addition to tassels & beads there are pom poms & feathers…Think about anything you can buy at a craft supplies shop & you can probably use it to hack your favourite statement earrings. You can even thread little charms onto them if you have a convertible charm bracelet like the pretty ones Pandora do.

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WHERE TO BUY READY MADE TASSELS

The real beauty of buying your own ready-made tassels is the ability to change the colour so easily. The tassels themselves are super cheap so you can literally have a set in several different colours! This obviously means you can co-ordinate your earrings with any outfit simply by switching the tassels. There is an enormous range of beautiful colours available, of various finishes. Although I will say if you have a local craft shop try them first so you can see the quality up close in real life. Some of the tassels on Ebay look a bit how’s your father, if you know what I mean? In any case here are a few options for you to browse online now.

Change the tassels to suit your outfit

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TODAY’S INVESTMENT PIECES

As you know I’m always banging on about spending a decent amount of money on lifetime investment pieces. Recently (see here) I did just that for my 50th birthday, with the help of my generous girlfriend Sammy. The capped toe two-tone style synonymous with Chanel is a sure thing when it comes to timeless classics. Not only does this design style easily with most outfits but also holds the shoes value incredibly well. Now what that means is you have a real option to sell these shoes on & make money. Take a look at Vestiaire Collective to see what kinda Deniros I’m talkin’ here. This affords you the freedom to periodically update your shoe collection by sale or swap through designer second-hand shops such as The Designer Exchange. Alternatively you have a tidy lump of cash for whatever you need. Both terrific possibilities to have in the back of your mind, although personally I’d sell a child before parting with this pair of shoes.

Moving onto the second investment piece of my outfit which is the coat. Sadly the brand has now folded but ten years ago I paid a lot of money for this British made wool coat & it has paid me back tenfold. I’ve worn it every Winter & you know what? It’s only been dry cleaned once! No I’m not smelly! It’s 100% wool which is a naturally self-cleaning material. A good quality wool coat should really only need cleaning every few years if ever, apart from the odd spot cleaning for any spills. So there you see savings again. Which reminds me, I need to have a protective sole put on these shoes before I wear them next. Especially if I want my daughters to inherit them in good condition.

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SHOES – Chanel | JEANS – Winser | CLUTCH old – Raoul similar | COAT old – Similar

I must apologise for my tardiness on this post everyone, I aim to get the next one out on time. Although let’s be honest, what are the chances of that happening? I hope you bear with me whilst I organise our move Stateside, not long to go now WOOHOO! It’s all getting incredibly exciting here, even the children can’t stop talking about it. Lulu is currently working on her hand stands so she can impress the Americans. Heeheehee I have no idea why she thinks this is a good ploy to win friends, it’s pretty cute though so I say nothing. Yesterday I did my first hand stand in 35 years! OMG we couldn’t stop laughing when Blue licked my upside down face…You can keep up to date with all the packing shenanigans on my Instagram Stories until I write the actual moving abroad blog post.
Bye for now loves xx

  • Comments ( 14 )

  • avatar
    Fatima

    Oh no. I do hope I didn’t put you off the tassels hahahahaha! You know me, every bloomin’ colour haha! Lastly, those SHOES! Per-fect-tion! xxxx

    • avatar
      MT

      Noooo! Not you my darling, you’re style personified & always the first to do a trend well xx

  • avatar
    Petite teacher

    Your coat is amazing! Timeless and good to combine with both classy and sporty looks. I can totally understand you’re in love with pieces like these. Wishing you lots of luck with the packing (use this opportunity to really go through everything you own rigorously. It will pay of just as much as investing in high quality fashion. Trust me on this one, I’m an expert in this field! Love, Lieske

    • avatar
      MT

      Oh good idea Lieske! I think I’ll start culling today. Off the top of my head I know a couple of things already. For one my Brogues are worn through the sole & beyond repair so they can definitely go…xx

  • avatar
    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    I’ll echo what Greetje said… “I’d sell a child before I part with these shoes” – now THAT’S what you call priorities!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I can’t believe how easy your earrings were, they go beautifully with the coat (love the contrast of red and yellow/green print). Do more please, I’d love the inspo…!!

    Catherine x

    • avatar
      MT

      IKR πŸ˜‰ Priorities!
      Thanks Catherine, I will do that xx

  • avatar
    Keit

    I also had zero love for tassles whatever, there was tassle necklace and tassle bag and tassle shoes and every freaking thing was tassle I swear πŸ˜€
    I do love your DIY creations because they are yours only and unique. <3 I also absolutely agree on investing into timely pieces. I just don't know how to do it. Do you happen to have a blog post on how to stop buying crap and start getting classic pieces which you will wear always and ofteN?If not, please write one!

    • avatar
      MT

      Hmmm as a matter of fact I have something ery much like that Keit. It’s also my all time most popular post funnily enough. Perhaps I need to do a follow up? I always intended to but you know how it goes…Here’s the post, lemme know what you think. I may need to modify it now.

  • avatar
    Lisa the sequinist

    SUCH a good idea! I love a good fashion DIY, so I might give this a whirl myself.. I still love the shizzle out of those shoes and am so thrilled you bought them. xx

    • avatar
      MT

      Heehee yeah I really appreciate your patience with me over making the final decision. I do tend to wobble but usually get there in the end πŸ˜‰ Thanks mate xx

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    You had me in stitches with β€œI’d sell a child first begore parting with these shoes. Hahaha. Funny.
    And I have to look up: β€œhow’s your father”. Never heard that before.
    I love the jacket and the shoes although I would wear the latter in summer but we’ve been over that.
    The red tassles with this jacket is something I will try to remember. Of course those colours are complementary colours. Keep forgetting it. Your DIY trick with the hoop earrings has crossed my mind several times but I never explored it. Glad to know it works.
    Good luck with the packing.
    Greetje
    PS your daughter might become cheerleader.. with pompons

    • avatar
      MT

      Hahaha it’s true Greetje, I would sell a child before parting with these shoes! πŸ˜‰
      “How’s your Father” is an Aussie saying that means somethings a bit off, not quite right. I know, there a weird lot…
      Ack cheerleading!

  • avatar
    Nancy Baten

    I never thought of doing something with my loops! Hahah, and it s so simple! I can t believe you are moving from the UK! For me the UK is the place I want to live, I know I was born in the wrong country!(I am Dutch). πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But no kidding, you and your family must be very exited! What an adventure!

    • avatar
      MT

      I know Nancy I can’t believe I only just now thought about the infinite possibilities of my hoops! Why do you want to live in the UK?

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