Sunday, November 17, 2013

I'm in a Fringe State of Mind Lately

I'm not exactly sure how this all started, but I seem to be in a fringe state of mind lately. I feel like every time I look at a piece, that could potentially be 'finished' .... I think, so could I add a little fringe to this side here? 

A few weeks back my friend Christine met me in NYC and we walked The High Line. If you are ever in New York, check it out. It is an oasis in a noisy city. Christine and I were threatening to come back and bring our beads and lounge for the afternoon on their roller chairs! (Below) they are plank lounges that roll on the old rail tracks. Seriously cool!

Spending time with Christine is like two sisters that haven't seen each other in awhile and stay up ridiculously late talking into the wee hours of the night. The High Line was a bonus as we took in all this amazing scenery, and art, and NY views. A glorious day! We stopped into the Chelsea Market to snoop the shops, and wandered into the Anthropologie there. I do love their eclectic, bohemian style. But I don't like their prices! 

I always have to take a peek at the jewelry, and I noticed that they were putting out tassel earrings this Fall. I grabbed a few examples (above right) off their website ... the green tassels are $198 -- yikes! The ones I found in the store were a little more reasonable, more along the lines of $50, but still they are tassels? You know the ones you cut off the ends when you buy semi-precious gems. 

The ones I looked at in the store had a bit of chain wrapped around them with a glass bead? I showed Christine, and said "we could do so much better than this!" Ok, was that a challenge? Yeah, you all know where this is heading. Now I had to try it. These bead up quickly, and of course there is beaded fringe on my fringe. Because I'm just in that state of mind lately.

12 comments:

Christine Altmiller said...

:sigh: dreary day here filled with lots of pressure so this was the post i most needed to read. thank you. i cannot wait til the time we bead on the High Line all day long and talk talk talk and watch the city from a quiet corner and enjoy the people who are walking it and snapping photos and are getting a little peace, green, art, views for themselves. those fringes are seriously cool and better than anthropologie~fringe on fringe with daggers and drops!!! i am exploding with happiness over these!!! it was a perfect day.

Maryanne said...

I think your tassel earrings are much better than Anthropologies! I love that store but I agree about the prices! I love the beaded fringe you added to yours!

Bobbie said...

Oooh, I'm so jealous of your time on the High Line and with Christine -- what fun! And your tassel earrings are big fun as well. I'll admit to being a little fringe-shy, but these are making me reconsider...

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Tassels seem to have been on the "fringe" (HaHa couldn't resist that, Cynthia) of the design world for some time... so glad they are coming on strong this year. I love your interpretation, a nice melting pot of cabaret and boho!

Caron Michelle said...

I love fringe or tassles! Great idea, very 1920s :)

13 said...

I love tassels and they just great for earrings, great job

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful place!! and lovely earrings!!
Have a good week, dear friend!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh, The High Line looks so cool! I will remember that my next trip to NYC. Your tassel creations are fabulous! $198 for those green tassel earrings is nuts. Do people actually pay that? I wonder.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O you lucky beading people, getting to meet up and all! Looks like you had a glorious time. Your tasselled earrings are gorgeous!

Duni said...

I love your tassel earrings, Cynthia! They're fantastic!
I agree about the prices at Anthro - I bought a few things during the sale :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I love tasseles and fringes ;o) So much fun!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

I had to look twice, $198.00??? Wow!!

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