Channeling the need to create once again I decided that it was time for another FASHION TALES DIY session. I'm uncertain if I had mentioned before, but there was a time when I used to participate in costume designing (with dramatic show detailing) at a couple of theatre houses. I later left the costuming sector to pursue my passions in production & men's wear, in addition to other avenues within the industry.
However, there were still influential traces left from those unglamorous "lights, camera, action" experiences from beaded trims, and you probably already guessed it ... FEATHERS!
Here's a small dose of what I have been working on, of course there is far more to to be served in this delicious course. But, let's start with a couple of hors d'œuvres or three before our main course shall we?
I do hope that you like these as much as I do, especially given the fact that I was inspired to create my own earrings after browsing many sites where they were being sold anywhere ranging from 18-45 USD online! It's easy, quick & affordable. Enjoy the rest of your week my lovelies!
As you may know I adore asymmetrical things, so it's no surprise that each earring is a tad unmatched.
Sequins elastic headband with beads, I just hand stitched a small design on the elastic & attached remnant fabric on the edge & gathered together.
Yes, I still have loads of peacock feathers, remember this? Howver, I sold the previous ones. For this piece I added snaps and metallic beads, in addition to chain that I purchased from the wholesale market (will definitely wear soon).
I enjoy wearing unique accessories, so I wanted to design something for my vintage wool blazer. I started with cutting strips of jersey on the bias, them rolled, twisting the pieces and knotting the ends. Making a larger knot creation as the focal point (one that I was pleased with) I then started to intertwine the chain, wrapping it around sections of the knot. Afterward, I tacked down a few of the loose ends to keep the chain in place and used hot glue to adhere the beads to the ends of each piece. Here is the result.
Happy Friday! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and continue to be inspired!