My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Iris Tuft Tassel

Iris Tuft Tassel

Have you noticed all the tassels? From tassel belts to tassel earrings. Tassel shoes and tassel bags. Tassel hats and tassel phone decorations. And this time of year: graduation tassels.

Detail of the Iris leaf weave

Well, tassels are, of course, nothing new and throughout their dangling history tiny to robust tassels were universally used as a finishing feature in fabric decoration and symbols of standing in religious order and nobility and military ranks.

Tassel made from Iris leaves

My iris leaf tassel has nothing to do with either fabric or status: it is meant to be pretty for as long as it lasts.

What a great alternative to a graduation corsage or boutonniere

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.




Dutch Iris or widow iris are the best known varieties used as cut flowers