Craft a Leather Tassel That (Surprise!) Can Charge Your Phone
Never be without a charging cord again with this totally on-trend accessory that easily clips onto your briefcase, purse or keyring.
- 4-1/2" to 5-1/2" leather fringe, cut to 36" long
- brass round eye swivel trigger snap (check your local hardware store)
- clear urethane glue
- rubber band
- 7" charging cable for your type of phone
- 10 mm crimp end connectors
- needle nose pliers
Cut Leather Fringe
From the 36" section of leather fringe, cut off one piece.
Clamp Charging Cord
Fold the charging cord in half and slide a metal crimp end around it, leaving a loop at the top. Using pliers, gently close the crimp end to secure the looped charging cord.
Attach Charging Cord to Trigger Snap
Slide the single piece of leather fringe through the bottom brass ring (Image 1) and pull the ends through to create a knot (Image 2). Slide one end of the fringe through the looped charging cable (Image 3) and tie a knot to secure (Image 4).
Create Leather Tassel
Lay leather fringe out flat, suede-side-up. Position the charging cable so the knotted area is even with the top of the fringe. Add a bit of glue (Image 1) and wrap the fringe's end around (Image 2). Then adding glue as you go, tightly wrap the leather around the trigger snap and charger (Image 3). Secure the tassel with a rubber band and allow the glue to fully dry overnight (Image 4).
A Stylish Charge on the Go
Clip the finished tassel onto your purse or briefcase or use it as a keyring (Image 1). To use the charger, just plug the USB end into a laptop or converter (Image 2).