Friday, November 28, 2008
Glass Beaded Necklaces
I am always looking out for ways to use up my beautiful vintage sari collection! I have so enjoyed this series of Necklaces which I have made from vintage sari fabric and vintage ties! The whole process gives me so much joy - sourcing the fabric, washing, ironing, sewing, filling and knotting! I love the anticipation of seeing how the pattern translates into being knotted! Silk is my favourite fabric to work with, it knots so beautifully. These are some of the prototypes. I tried bigger beads, smaller beads, beads with spaces between, bigger and smaller beads mixed, etc. etc. Eventually I decided simpler is better. So many of my products are one-offs, so I have quite enjoyed having a series! Just working on some innovative packaging!