12 Thursday Dec 2013
Welcome to our latest blog hop featuring the work of many fabulous jewelers, crafters and designers!
Our new Faux Suede Tassels are the stars of this blog hop!
All the designer/artists in this blog hop received a “Dazzle-it Blog Hop Kit.” Each of the individual Dazzle-it colours was sent to one designer so they may have had white, yellow, green or even hot pink. They did not get to choose their main colour, it was randomly shipped. They were given an assortment of tassels, but I asked them to try and focus on using the one special colour set in their kit.
We could not resist sending the matching Faux Suede Lace cording when we planned this hop. The colour options are just wonderful! The designers also received several different new closures and clasps which I will be featuring in additional posts next month!
Let’s take a look at each participant. Simply click on the picture to go directly to the designer’s bigger blog hop post!
Suzann Sladcik Wilson created a necklace that is a gorgeous burst of colour on a grey winter day. “For my “Tasseled for Ombré” necklace, I used three of the tassels in complementary colors and cord that matched. I decided to leave the cord long so that it could be tied in the back by the wearer. The tied look would then make the ends look like another tassel.”
Lisa Fulmer made a faux suede ornament so beautiful that I want to wear it. “Kumihimo is super easy to learn – this is the first time I used it to make a Christmas wreath ornament, as opposed to a necklace or bracelet. It takes 16 feet of cord to make this 7 inch piece – the braid is a little more than 1/2″ in diameter.”
June Beach’s jewelry is already beautiful. The tassels just gave each piece a wonderful fresh update. “Classic, clean and simple. Sometimes that is exactly what makes up the best designs!”
Vicki O’Dell created such an elegant necklace! “I love the way navy blue and gold look together. Classic, a bit nautical and always on trend. Of course, tassels are pretty trendy for jewelry right now too and this Easy DIY Suede Tassel Necklace has three of them.”
Suze Miller Weinberg had never used a tassel or cord in her projects before and clearly loved the entire Dazzle-it collection. “I was so overjoyed to play with something so different for me. How could I possibly make just one thing? “
Jamie North created some wonderful kumihimo peices with her faux suede cord. “I made 2 pieces – both Kumihimo – a necklace with 2 strands of the faux suede and 2 of chain – with a smattering of Unicorne teardrops and, of course, my beloved Swarovski elements (some Rose Peach rounds and Lt Green pearls) as accents.”
Nancy Donaldson used macrame and chain to show off the faux suede. “As always, one project leads to several more. I found 5 different styles of chain, wove some suede lace through the larger chain and added the tassels to the ends of another….”
Kristi Parker Van Doren accented so many pieces for her special tassel blog hop post. You must go to her page to also see her Christmas tree! “I was so pleased to be asked by Carmi Cimicata to join in a blog hop for Dazzle-it and their cool leather tassels and leather cording.”
Charlotte Gordon showed off her bright pink set. “I made a necklace and a pair of earrings. Both projects came together quite quickly. I could see myself making a group of these as a darling set of stocking stuffers this holiday season!”
Erin Prais-Hintz created three totally different projects. A purse fob, a ring and an ornament. “They are really fun to add a little bit of color, texture and movement, and with the loop at the top and the metal color, they can match just about anything. Now I am looking for things to add tassels to!”
Amy Bowerman from Plucking Daisies wrote a Faux Suede Lace Charm bracelet tutorial and a post showcasing her finished piece. “Not only did participating in this hop recharge my jewelry making mojo it has also given me a deep, deep love for Faux Suede tassels and suede lace.”