A client in the US showed interest in my leather tassel key chains and asked if I could make a small collection in different colors. Because I always prepare for the Christmas rush and I was planning to make more tassels anyway, I replied that I’d loved to do this. So I looked in my stock for some nice colors and started cutting.
After an afternoon of cutting, I had more than twenty pre cut tassels in bright colors lying in front of me. Most of them in different sizes, because I like the variety. Afterwards I sighed to my husband: “I really like making tassels, but cutting al those separate fringes is killing me. Can’t you make a cutter for my tassels?” I showed him how I cut my tassels by hand and he got to work!
Now, a few weeks later, I am the proud owner of three home-made cutters in different sizes. I’ll tell you more about this in my next blog.
The tassels I pepared are ready now. These will be the last ones I cut entirely by hand :-). I used different kinds of leather for each tassel, and made them in different sizes and models too. I even used fur for the top of a tassel for the first time. I love varying. Making the same tassels over and over again, is not my cup of tea. Have a look at my pictures: they turned out absolutely gorgeous !