I have finally been able to gather my uploads to share with you. Since I enjoy using all of my fabrics I decided to make a few more accessories over the holidays.
I received a beautiful vintage cameo brooch recently and was overjoyed, as I have always loved them! Lately my inspiration has been drawn from smaller jewellery pieces, some of Victorian influence and special garment details, such as brooches, buttons, and collar trims.
When I'm not wearing the "serious" accessories and merely want to don playful pieces it motivates me to create trims of my own, so it was fitting to make these fun and easy pieces! Here is a preview of my brooch bow, and ruffle chain necklace.
Heavy duty glue
Rhinestones or other beads
Ruffle necklace: Chiffon and lace cut(2) ea. to your preferred length & width
Studs, and/or beads
Cord ends or jump rings (2)
For starters I made this ruffle necklace with beads and studs, finishing the rest of my chiffon and lace remnants that I had stowed away. It was simple: I created folds (chiffon fabric approx. 10 cm. wide) in a pleated form, by making two rows atop my flat lace cut piece and sewed around the edge of the fabric (at the top of pleats). Next, I measured and cut my chain (this is the length you want the necklace hanging on your neck, minus the fabric measurement). Then, trim was added to the fabric by using glue.
After making wine sachets from velvet fabric for a couple of friends, I ran out of my velvet ribbon used to wrap them in the earlier weeks. Fortunately, I was able to acquire the necessary yardage to finish that project, and soon after began working with velvet and filigree inspired pieces. Of course, these are just a few made pieces that I will be wearing soon.
Attach pin-back and metal trim. Glue to velvet bow. Add rhinestone trim.
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