The tassel flower There are plenty of flowers in nature which are soft and fuzzy. The tassel flower gives you the means to portrait them properly. You can leave the ends in loops or cut them up for the fuzzy/fringe look.
I'm leaning towards the addition of grapes to the greater scheme of things. Coupling that idea with your art nouveau background, and found this. Would want to tweak/personalize it a bit, but love the idea!