Karen Acciani / Tassels by Sewkaren

misc. / home decor

Hometown: Harleysville, PA

Since 2003, artist Karen Acciani has been adding her stylish flare to home décor with her Tassels by Sewkaren. She’s one of the artists the Sugarloaf Family turns to for decorative tassels, ornaments and wine stoppers.

What makes her household jewelry unique? A decorative tassel is probably the last place you’d expect to find a saltshaker, but Karen loves taking vintage and new shakers and turning them into something creative and new! We encourage that kind of imaginative innovation in all of our artists.

Tassels began as weaving knots created to prevent garments from unraveling. They’ve been around since ancient history, used for both their function and form. When archaeologists opened Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb, they found him wearing a decorative tassel around his neck!

If you don’t have a pharaoh lying around, use Karen’s one-of-a-kind tassels to use as doorknobs decorations, curtain ties and sconce adornments. Fringes, pendants, beaded trims, feathers and more add a little glitz and glamour to Karen’s designs. So go ahead and spruce up your china hutch, stairway banister or corner of the bathroom mirror! Put your own imagination to work.