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!

5 comments:

kendalee said...

What a clever and beautiful way to use these fabrics! They look gorgeous and SOOO wearable. I can see them working equally well with a nice dressy dress or a pair of jeans... Perfect!

Estelle said...

After yesterday's topic, this is really hard to comment on. Clever, inventive, pretty, amazing, a labour of love and creativity!

HB said...

What a novel way of doing it - the result is fabulous.

Heather Moore said...

You are so clever! Brilliant idea!

Anairam said...

Gorgeous! - am looking forward to seeing them in your shop!