Friday, August 14, 2015

Fabric Necklaces

Oh, I am so excited about sharing these necklaces!  It's one of those moments where different design elements come together just beautifully.

Turquoise and fabric collar, June 2015
 I showed some fabric designs in this blog, in which I proposed pairing textile scraps with bead embroidery.  I love the results!

Close-up.  Love the effect of the bezel on this fabric scrap.
And of course, once I worked on one piece, I couldn't stop.
Big collar piece, July 2015.  Fabric piece is about 2" by 3"
See what you can accomplish while watching "Gilmore Girls" reruns on Netflix?  :)

I think the shisha mirrors set this textile off perfectly.  
Still need to add a strap to this, which I should be able to get to later this week.  I'll keep the strap really simple, using up the last of a strand of vintage red glass barrel beads.

I think this is my favorite.  Needs a name.  July 2015
The texture in the above piece is just lovely.  There's a nice mix of embroidery, color, subtle and shiny, and bead bumpiness.  
Close-up.  I think I'll add a bit of fringe to this piece, using simple black czech glass for the strap.
I like that the pieces are both very finished, yet rugged due to the imperfections in the fabric.  And they are very lightweight.

Mostly, they are really really fun to make.  I'm anxious to do more.  Maybe next time I'll even add some felting accents.


  1. These are the best collars!!!! The best!!! That top one is earthy goodness and the bottom is edgy and they are all unique and gorgeous! Cannot wait to see more!!!

  2. Thanks, Christine! I love how these turned out. It's so much fun when an idea works the way you think it will! :)

  3. OMG Sky....that top one is totally Gorgeous-ness to the nth degree ....and the black-eyed beauty is scrumptious , but my personal fave is Mirror Mirror....And do you know where I can get some shi-shi mirrors?? Will send some pix of workroom Soon!