November 23 2016

Life Is Better When It’s “Tassel-Fied”

Who doesn’t love tassels? We know we do! We are so thrilled to introduce you to Mimi Striplin, founder of The Tiny Tassel. This College of Charleston graduate features some of the most awesome tassel jewelry around. Be sure to check it out at thetinytassel.com and on Instagram @thetinytassel.
picture5What was your inspiration for starting The Tiny Tassel?

I created The Tiny Tassel to bring a little joy and happiness to others through my brightly colored jewelry & accessories!

What do you like about tassel jewelry?

I just love tassels in general! They’re such a fun pop of color, and I don’t think anyone can help but love all things tassel-fied!

What colors are trending for Fall?

Amber, lavender, grays & you can never go wrong with navy!


When did you start The Tiny Tassel?

I created The Tiny Tassel a little over a year ago in August of 2015.

When you were at The College of Charleston, did you know you wanted to start a business?

picture2I never thought that I’d create my own jewelry collection, although my parents are entrepreneurs too & have always encouraged me to do what I love. I am so happy to be able to enjoy my work each and every day!

Knowing what you know now, is there anything you wished you studied in school?

I wish I would have taken more business classes. I have a degree in Corporate Communicatio,n so I was lucky enough to take lots of social media marketing courses that have been so valuable to me!

How do you spread the word about The Tiny Tassel?

Social media & word of mouth. I cannot stress the importance of Instagram! It allows me to reach so many customers & other business owners. I’m not sure what I’d do without it!


Who else did you have to convince that starting this business was a good idea? How did you go about it?

Thankfully my family & friends were very supportive, so it was really just a matter of convincing myself! To this day, I still encourage myself & am learning to really accept the wonderful fact that I created my own business.

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What’s next on the horizon for you?

I’ve managed a men’s clothing shop for about three years & I’m finally taking a leap of faith & focusing on The Tiny Tassel full-time!!! I’m working on SO many fun & exciting things now!

Do you have a favorite mantra or a go to inspirational quote?

I recently read the book “Grace Not Perfection” by Emily Ley & I absolutely loved it! It was truly a testament to my life right now. I’m making myself slow down and remember to live by the statement of “grace, not perfection” because we get so caught up in our daily routines and life in general that we forget to stop and be present!


2 thoughts on “Life Is Better When It’s “Tassel-Fied”

  1. This is couzin Kim. May our Father Yahuwah in heaven and of the Seas continue to bless you an keep you in his spiritual rim throughout your journey, Shalom(peace)……

  2. My beautiful niece is an inspiration to all young entrepreneurs. Continue to work with your hands and follow your heart, Mimi. I’m looking for The Tiny Tassel to BLOW uP!!

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