Oscar, Oscar, Oscar… Could his designs possibly be any more elegant? Fit for a queen – or lady of leisure; everything he sends down the runway never fails to impress (and inspire lust in the hearts of the rest of us.) When I spotted these Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings I fell in love. And in cobalt blue no less… positively enchanting. Alas, they are not exactly budget-friendly.
Start by taking seven strands of beads and tying a knot at the the top of them. Allow about 4-5 inches, and then cut them apart.
Make each strand about 2.5″ long (you can vary it based on your preference,) and double knot each strand at the end. To reinforce each strand, add a seed bead to the end of each knot… this will ensure that beads do not slip off.
Cut the strand just before the top knot.
Thread a piece (about 6-7″) of beading thread through your knot.
String on the disk bead and then the cap…
Add a seed bead to one of the ends, and then tie a knot at the top.
Tie on the earring hook and your done. For extra credit, reinforce the ends and all knots with a tiny bit of Fray Check. Use a toothpick to ensure precision.
by GRACE ATWOOD
The Stripe is a lifestyle blog for the stylish bookworm. Since its first post in 2010, it has aimed to be a daily source of inspiration for the modern woman. Written by Grace Atwood, The Stripe aims to leave you feeling like you just had coffee with a great girlfriend: savvier, more confident, and always learning something new.