Tassels

  Beading Supplies and Tassel, 2017  

Beading Supplies and Tassel, 2017 

Have been making tassels. Wrapped the initial tassel with a strip of leather to secure it. On impulse I beaded the next one. It's mesmerizing to work beads round and round, threading a single bead then anchoring it to one in the row below. Tassels are meant to be touched. Beads add a delicate pebble-like texture to the watery quality of fringe.

A car's alarm is braying in the street where I have a studio. It's protesting being hitched to a municipal tow truck. There's a middle school and a high school on this block. Daytime parking is mostly limited to cars with education department permits. This rule is announced on signposts positioned next to trees that are now in full foliage. Parking regulations in leafy camouflage ensnare many a vehicle. I hardly intended to write about this; it's difficult to focus while a car alarm sounds.

  Making a Tassel   , 2017

Making a Tassel , 2017

  Crimson Tassel with Beaded Top, 2017

Crimson Tassel with Beaded Top, 2017

Tassels are entrancing to make and soothing to hold. Good thing...