Hello, all! Sorry for the late posting this month! Between allergies and other personal loss things, things have been feeling pretty rough around here for about a week, and I've fallen behind on just about everything... we won't speak of the housework.
HOWSOMEVER, here I am at last and I think this is a seriously cool prompt - I'm not hesitant to say so because it wasn't my idea, lol! I was running on empty at the end of May and asked for suggestions in the group for things they thought might be interesting.
June's prompt, therefore, is beaded tassels! What a cool concept and what a gorgeous treasure trove of inspirations I found when I did some searching. I could only think of a very few things I did myself that included a tassel (I'm much more likely to do fringe or drops!) and this is a pic of my favorite, called Water Lily:
It just so happens that Marcia DeCoster has a design in this month's Bead and Jewelry Magazine featuring a tassel, as well! I believe this is a UK magazine, but ohhhhhh... so tempted!! I have HEARD that they sell single copies in Barnes and Noble, after all. :D
On Etsy, there are (is?) a plethora of designs to choose from if you don't already have a tassel tutorial in your stash, or if you're not feeling like designing your own. I'm only going to list a few of them, because I double dog dare ya to go and search yourself, if only for the eye candy.
The lovely Helena Tang-Lim (Maneklady on Etsy) has this luscious Tassel Lariat - tutorial HERE.
Cynthia Newcomer Daniel has a stunning tassel HERE that I love:
Norma Jean Dell (njdesigns1) has a lovely lariat necklace tutorial HERE that includes adorable little loop fringes:
Amanda Connell of BeadiACDesigns has this intricate and opulent pendant tutorial HERE:
Lynn Davy 's Nemesis necklace tutorial is an excellent one for learning to attach a tassel under a lamp worked bead (and who doesn't have a hoard of those saved up?!?!) HERE:
And Nikia Angel's Tudor necklace with three tassels is just divine, you can find it HERE:
A big thank you to the group for not only being so patient with me, but for helping me to come up with a really lovely prompt for everyone this month. Be happy, get tasseling!!