Thursday, November 2, 2017

Out of the Box

Morning my crafty peeps, As an artist, I enjoy learning new techniques and trying things that are out of my comfort zone. This project definitely falls into that category.
I signed up for a swap called Tassels & Trinkets, being hosted by Frank Garcia, a designer for Prima. The way I read it, you could send your partner trinkets so that he or she could make their own tassels, which was certainly the way I was going to go. Well after reading different comments & posts, it looked like we had to make our partner a tassel or two. I started to get anxious.
Pinterest became my best friend. I tried one or two fabric ones to start, and in a word, disaster. Then I thought a little more outside the box, and came up with, what I think, turned out to be some pretty interesting and cool tassels. I know this pile looks like a hot mess, but wait for it...
I made these tassels, partly out of findings & charms I had in my stash, and partly from trinkets that I picked up at work. (For those of you who don't know, I work at Hobby Lobby lol)
Here are a few close up pics of the tassels...
The point I'm trying to make is, don't be afraid of trying new things. It could be a simple matter of working in a different color palette than you're used to or creating a piece of art in a totally different medium. Who knows, you could end up with something wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


  1. These are gorgeous, how lucky you are working at Hobby Lobby. xxx

  2. Hi Jodie,
    I'd like to say a big welcome, and your tassel charms are so wonderfully created.
    I tried to follow you on the blog but it's saying error so I have followed by Google till the error goes away.
    Being from the Uk I have heard about Hobby Lobby quite often so I think what a wonderful place to work
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.