OK, I know not all of you like the long unfinished tassels... I know there's been threads about pro/con, dislike/like. I'm one of those who really don't like the long unfinished tassels, and being a crafty sort I decided to do something about it.
Here's one photo of two sets of the finished tassels:
Here's the link to my Picasa photo album for this project:
The captions on the photos explain what I did and what I did it with. I could not for the life of me find tiny half circles or even circles to 'add' the the ends; I couldn't find spots that were small enough with long enough prongs to even use on this leather doubled (if I did find a ring or circle to hang on the end). I could not find studs this size. I unfortunately don't know any handbag manufacturers in China. My leather guy at Tandy referred me to a miniature saddle maker site, but no joy there either.
So this was my end result, and I am very pleased! I am jumping with joy, swear to God!
Well yes, in a way - she had the hardware already and just needed to shorten. I LOVE what she did. If I had the hardware it would have been so much easier to figure out. I had the hardest time finding something that would work.
I don't know why this type of hardware isn't easier to come by!