Reflections Handbag Tassel

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What could add more glamour to your favourite handbag than a piece of bling!  We have used a metallic tassel to add a sense of luxury to this easy to create handbag charm.  Why make only one.  Get creative and make a few for your special friends today.

What you will need


> 1 x TAS002 - Ribtex Vivaldi Tassels 8.5cm Metallic Silver
> 1 x JF356 - Ribtex Swivel Lobster Clasp 30mm Silver
> 1 x  JF370 - Ribtex Split Ring 16mm Silver
> 1 x JF176 - Ribtex Necklace Chain Silver
> 1 x JF112 - Ribtex Jump Rings 7mm Silver
> 1 x JF183 - Ribtex Head Pins Silver
> 1 x GPL204 - Ribtex Glass Pearls 6mm White
> 1 x GPL404 - Ribtex Glass Pearls 10mm White
> 1 x GPL506 - Ribtex Glass Pearls 12mm Dark Grey
> 1 x ACR100 - Ribtex Acrylic Teardrop 22x36mm Crystal
> 1 x JF574 - Ribtex Plastic Heart 15x16mm Bright Silver
> 1 x JF608 - Ribtex Round Spacer 14mm Bright Silver

Access to Ribtex Cutter Pliers (JF165) and Round Nose Pliers (JF166)

Let's Get Started

The handbag tassel is comprised of six individual units.  Here are the instructions for each unit.Reflections Handbag Tassel

Step 1
Unit 1 - Cut a piece of chain approximately 5cm long.  Using a jump ring, attach a silver heart to the end.  Attach another jump ring to the end of the chain and attach to the large silver split ring.

Step 2
Unit 2 - Cut a piece of chain approximately 8cm in length.  Cut the 'head' off of a head pin and turn it into a loop.  Thread a 6mm white pearl onto the head pin, followed by a 12mm grey pearl, then another 6mm white pearl.  Cut off excess pin, leaving approximately 7mm.  Turn this end into a loop as well (so you have a loop at both ends).  Thread a 12mm grey pearl onto a head pin.  Cut off excess pin, leaving approximately 7mm of pin.  Turn into a loop.  Before you close the loop completely, join this bead unit to the three pearl unit you made earlier.  Now attach the end of the chain using a jump ring.  Finally attach another jump ring to the end of the chain and attach unit 2 to the large silver split ring.

Step 3
Unit 3 - Take the metallic tassel and thread the tassel loop through the hole of the large round spacer.  Attach the loop of the tassel to the large silver split ring.

Step 4
Unit 4 - Thread a 12mm grey pearl onto a head pin, then add another four 6mm white pearls.  Trim excess of head pin, leaving approximately 7mm of pin.  Turn the end of the pin into a loop.  Attach a jump ring to the loop and then attach to the large silver split ring.

Step 5
Unit 5 - Cut a piece of chain approximately 10cm long.  Attach an acrylic teardrop to the bottom of the chain with a jump ring.  Then attach the unit to the large silver split ring with another jump ring.

Step 6
Unit 6 - cut a piece of chain 6cm long.  Thread a 10mm white pearl onto a head pin.  Turn the end of the pin into a loop.  Now snip off the 'head' of the pin, leaving approximately 7mm of pin.  Turn this end into a loop as well (so you have a loop at both ends).  Attach the pearl to one end of the 6cm chain.  Now cut another piece of chain measuring approximately 4cm.  Attach this piece of chain to the other end of the pearl unit.  Using a jump ring attach the other end of the 4cm chain to a silver heart.  finally attach another jump ring to the end of the 6cm chain and attach unit 6 to the large silver split ring.

Step 7
Slide the large split ring through the ring of the swivel lobster clasp.

Your handbag jewellery is complete.  Attach to your favourite handbag and wear with style!