A Night at the Opera: Tassel Makers and Handy Thread Twister

A Night at the opera cover imageDesigned by Alicia Carr



  • Tassel Maker-Large (Art. No 9941)
  • Handy Thread Twister (Art. No 9942)
  • French Knitter (Art. No 3100)
  • Needle Threader (Art. No 8810)
  • Metallic Braid Thread by YLI
  • 6/0 Clear Beads by Toho
  • 2 Ribbon Clamps
  • 1 Lobster Claw Closure
  • 2 Jump Rings
  • Pliers
  • Scissors


  1. Using the French Knitter and following the package instructions, knit approx. 20” (Note: Knit 2-3 rows at the beginning and end without beads to allow space for the ribbon clamp finding)
  2. Attach the necklace closure using the two jump rings.

Tassel & Cord

  1. Set the Tassel Maker to position #2. Make the tassel following the package instructions.
  2. Make the cord using 2 strands of the metallic thread and follow the package instructions included in the Handy Thread Twister. The cord length should be 6-7” when finished.
  3. Loop the tassel cord over the necklace at the center point.



  • Tassel Maker-Small (Art No. 9940)
  • 22 Gauge Silver Wire (Cut two lengths each approx 7”)
  • 6/0 Clear Beads by Toho
  • Earring Findings (2)
  • Jump Rings (6)
  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

Instructions for one earring: 

  1. Slide Beads on to the 7” wire.
  2. Shape the wire either round or oval. Using the pliers to twist the ends together, cut the ends so they are even; then hide the twist by bending it down toward the loop.Night at the Opera-Step 2
  3. Make the tassel using the Tassel Maker and follow in package instructions. [Note: Set the Tassel M
  4. aker to position #2 and after tying off the center of the tassel open a jump ring, place it at the tie-off then close the jump ring. (see image below)]Night at the Opera-Step 3
  5. Place another jump ring through the tassel ring and close.
  6. Connect the tassel and the earring finding with third jump ring.
  7. Repeat steps 1-5 for second earring.

Necklace and Earrings

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