It's #FollowFriday again! WooHoo! I've been following The Tiny Tassel on Instagram for a few months, and last week Mimi (the designer) popped in the shop. We got to talking, and she told me more about her new tassel jewelry business. She is the cutest thing, and I am so excited to interview her on the blog today! Find out more about her line, where she finds inspiration, and her Charleston favorites below!
Description: Brightly colored tassel jewelry & accessories handmade in Charleston, SC
Owner: Mimi Striplin
TDC: The Tiny Tassel is about a year old, tell us a little about how the company came to be!
TTT: It all started with a pair of hot pink tassel earrings and took off from there! I made one pair and was instantly obsessed! I love tying in a little Charleston charm in all of my products, each piece is named after a street on the Peninsula!
TDC: Describe the style of your products in 5 words.
TTT: Colorful, Classic, Southern, Preppy & Affordable
TDC: Do you have a current favorite item in your shop?
TTT: They’re all my favorites but if I must choose one I’d have to say that I’m obsessed with my Elliotborough tassel necklace; I literally wear one everyday! Love the matching bracelets too!
TDC: What has been the biggest challenge with starting your own business?
TTT: Taking chances! I’m used to having a plan for everything, but I’ve learned that taking a risk usually turns out for the better!
TDC: Any hints on what is in store for The Tiny Tassel? Any new products or color ideas you can share with us?
TTT: I add new pieces to my shop each week, but I’m really excited about all of my new fall pieces! Of course there’s also more pieces coming to our Elliotborough Collection (b/c they’re my absolute fave!)
I just love mixing the sweet Charleston charm with classic colors & designs and I hope that shows through my pieces!
TDC: Have you always had a flare for the creative and for color? Where do you find your inspiration?
TTT: I’ve always loved crafting & cooking (big thanks to Martha Stewart) but I think I’ve really found my “calling” with my jewelry. I love that I’m inspired by everything from colorful Charleston homes to sometimes even my dessert!
TDC: You recently graduated from the College of Charleston! Congrats! What would be an ideal day in Charleston for you?
TTT: I absolutely love living in Charleston! First on my list would be Saffron Cafe--one of my favorite hidden gems where you can literally eat cake for breakfast! Next, I’d go for a nice bike ride through the city, stopping to snap photos of all the beautiful pink homes & flower boxes downtown! Next, I’d justify a grapefruit cupcake from Sugar Bakehouse & then head to Sullivan’s Island for a day at the beach!
TDC: Current favorite Charleston restaurant?
TTT: This is a tough one, sooo many wonderful restaurants in town! I’ve loved grabbing drinks and dinner at The Watch rooftop above The Restoration hotel this summer, I mean who doesn’t enjoy the Charleston skyline & a gorgeous sunset during dinner?!
Be sure to follow The Tiny Tassel on Instagram and stay tuned for the next Follow Friday! (We'll be talking baby items!)