15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassels

Colorful tassels are everywhere this season and there are many creative ways to include them in your designs. Try this tiny beaded tassel on a wrap-around bracelet featuring size 15 cut Miyuki seed beads. The cut edges on these tiny beads give them exceptional sparkle and shine. Once your tassel is complete, choose a variety of hues as well as different shapes and sizes for the strung portion of the bracelet. This project is a great way to use up all those extra seed beads you have stashed away. Wear this bracelet on its own, or adorn your wrist with an eclectic stack for a more bohemian feel.

15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel Materials

Materials:
15C-27: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Dark Emerald Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-1310: 15/0 Dyed Transparent Fuchsia Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-G: C-Lon Green Size D - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Beading Needles
WR-22-C: Copper 22 gauge wire - 4 inches, with a wrapped loop on one end
192-524-AC: Antique Copper Cord End Cap 6mm - 1 piece
8-MIX-17: 8/0 Mix Heather - 1 tube
CF015.10 CLR: C-Flex .015 Clear 49 Strand Beading Wire - 18"
192-512-AC: Antique Copper Jump Ring 6mm - 2 pieces
192-536-AC: Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp Bead - 2 pieces
192-537-AC: Antique Copper 4mm Crimp Cover - 2 pieces
192-535-AC: Antique Copper Lobster Claw - 1 piece
AX-0001: Glitter Line Side Cutters
AX-0002: Glitter Line Chain Nose Pliers
AX-0003: Glitter Line Round Nose Pliers

For illustrated directions on making wrapped loops, check out our page on wrapped loops.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel Directions

1. Pull several feet of thread off the spool and cut. Tie thread onto the wrapped loop using an overhand or square knot. You may want to add a drop of Hypo-cement or clear nail polish to keep your knot from fraying Tip: Leave enough of a tail that you can knot it again at the end of the project.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel DIY

2. Add 17 of the 15C-27 seed beads. I found between 15-20 beads was a good range for these tassels.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel Pattern

3. Add one 15-1310 seed bead. This will act as a stopper bead at the tip of each piece of fringe.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel instructions

4. Go back through all the 15C seed beads going back towards your wrapped loop. DO NOT go back through the single 15/0 at the tip of your strand.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel Directions

5. Pull tight. Make sure there is no extra thread showing.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel instructions

6. Pass your needle and thread through the loop of wire before starting your next fringe. Repeat steps 2-5, always passing through the wire loop in between strands.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel Pattern

7. Continue in this way. Do not over tighten the strands or they will become too stiff. It's okay if they go in every direction as the bead cap will hold them in place.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel instructions

8. Continue until you have 13 strands on the tassel.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel instructions

9. Knot the two threads together and glue the knot. String on your bead cap and one 8/0 seed bead from the mix.

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel instructions

10. Make a wrapped loop and trim excess wire. Use your 8-Mix-17 to create a necklace or bracelet to go with your tassel. Make two more tassels and create matching earrings!

Miyuki 15/0 Cut Seed Bead Tassel Pattern

For illustrated crimping instructions visit our page on crimping techniques.


15/0 Cut Beaded Tassels


Other colorways:

Blue Sky
Blue Sky 15/0 Cut Tassel

Materials:
15C-260: 15/0 Cut Tr. Aqua AB Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-4201: 15/0 Duracoat Galvanized Silver Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-SB: C-Lon Sky Blue Size D - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Beading Needles
192-524-S: Silver Plated Cord End Cap - 1 piece
WR-22-SP: Silver Plated 22 gauge wire - 4 inches, with a wrapped loop on one end


Rich Earth
Rich Earth 15/0 Cut Tassel

Materials:
15C-460: 15/0 Cut Metallic Dark Raspberry - 1 tube
15-4204: 15/0 Duracoat Galvanized Champagne Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-BR: C-Lon Brown Size D - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Beading Needles
192-524-G: Gold Plated Cord End Cap - 1 piece
WR-22-RB: Tarnish Resist Brass 22 gauge wire - 4 inches, with a wrapped loop on one end


Hot Lava
Hot Lava 15/0 Cut Tassel

Materials:
15C-11: 15/0 Cut S/L Ruby Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-1434: 15/0 Dyed S/L Dk Burnt Orange - 1 tube
CLBD-OG: C-Lon Orange Size D - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Beading Needles
192-524-G: Gold Plated Cord End Cap - 1 piece
WR-22-RB: Tarnish Resist Brass 22 gauge wire - 4 inches, with a wrapped loop on one end


Coastal Wave
Coastal Wave 15/0 Cut Tassel

Materials:
15C-20: 15/0 Cut S/L Cobalt Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-4489: 15/0 Duracoat Opaque Dk Orchid Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-RO: C-Lon Royal Blue Size D - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Beading Needles
192-524-S: Silver Plated Cord End Cap - 1 piece
WR-22-SP: Silver Plated 22 gauge wire - 4 inches, with a wrapped loop on one end


Flower Garden
Flower Garden 15/0 Cut Tassel

Materials:
15C-27: 15/0 Cut Silverlined Dark Emerald Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-1310: 15/0 Dyed Transparent Fuchsia Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-G: C-Lon Green Size D - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Beading Needles
WR-22-BC: Copper 22 gauge wire - 4 inches, with a wrapped loop on one end
192-524-AC: Antique Copper Cord End Cap 6mm - 1 piece

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