Saturday, May 7, 2016

Textile Necklaces

A few weeks ago, I got a bunch of next textile scraps in from India.  These are quickly becoming some of my favorite creative tools.  Maybe it's because I get to spend some time ripping apart the pillows that the scraps are sewn into.  You know, art of destruction and all that.

More likely, it's all the patterns in the scraps.  Some I fall in love with and set aside for necklaces.  Like these:

Spiral Necklace

This necklace is fairly large, yet still lightweight.  Another aspect of these necklaces I like.  Love the mix of elements in this piece.

Shining Star necklace, 2016

Love this piece.  I love the roughness of the textile paired with the smooth cabochons and seed beads. And check out that funky flower accent bead.

And, then, my favorite.  Actually, this is one is up on my list of all-time favorites.  The colors and textures are just lovely.

Going for Gold, 2016

So much fun working with these materials.  I have a few more in my "to do" pile, once I get some smaller bead embroidery pieces done.

Feeling very creative right now...