You will need: spool of flat suede lace, 26 gage wire, chain nose pliers, wire cutters, scissors (not pictured), + a business card (for template).
Working off of the spool, + leaving a small tail at the bottom, start wrapping around the template. You can adjust your template to be shorter or use something longer than a business card if you want the tassel to be longer.
Wrap around until you are satisfied with the thickness of the tassel. In total, we used approximately 10ft of 2mm flat lace suede for this tassel.
Hold the tassel at the top while you slide the suede off the card. Be careful to avoid paper cuts.
Use a long piece of suede, or a piece of some other cord/thread/etc. to bind the very top of your tassel. Tie 2 knots one over the other.
Find the bottom/center and cut.
Flip/fold the tassel so that the knot you tied at the top is now inside and hidden.
Bind near the top. This creates a "head". We used a 4" piece of 26 gage wire to bind, however you can use any type of cord/thread/etc that you prefer. When you complete this step you will have a functional tassel.
We continue below to cover the bind and add a ring at the top.
If you want to cover your bind with something else, carefully coat the bind with GS Hypo Cement. *You can leave the bind as is – tassel will be functional without covering the bind.
We cut a 4" piece of matching suede + covered the wire bind. The Hypo Cement does an excellent job of adhering the suede. *You can use any type of fabric, thread, or cord in this step.
Use an awl, pencil, or some other pointy tool to find the "eye" of the tassel. Create a passage through which you can add wire, thread, or a large jump ring like we did.
Use scissors to trim the tassel so it is the length you prefer. Tassel is now ready to use!