This colourful romantic statement necklace is made of pieces of cotton carefully selected to achieve a harmonious look. Its many hues will make it easy for you to wear with various colour clothes. It will certainly add a splash of colour to your appearance!
I cut, iron, machine sew, and then hand sew the pieces. Then I add organza/satin ribbons, fabric flowers and glass beads and glossy ceramic beads to enrich the texture and add dimension. I neatly treat all fabric ends, you will experience no fraying. At the end I seal the fabric with a mild water based sealant to protect it from sweat and dirt. (Still, please, protect your necklace from water.) This sealant will also stabilize the necklace.
The size of the centre piece (width x height) is 10.1 x 8.7 cm’s / 4 x 3.5 inches.
The necklace can be worn two ways, long or short with the help of the clever little double clasp. The long length of the chain is 80 cm’s / 32 inches. The short length is 36 cm’s / 14.4 inches. (Add the width of the centerpiece to the chain for the full size.)
For more of my colourful fabric, leather and wirework jewelry visit my shop: https://www.numonday.com/shop/ColourPassion
Thanks for looking!
I find the world of colours enchanting, I love the thousand faces they show when combined in different ways. Texture is my other passion: the way it emphasizes the form of objects, and evokes various atmospheres.
When making jewelry I love creating objects that are noticed when worn. I strive to prepare my jewelry with the utmost attention to detail and the best craftsmanship I can achieve.
I owe my love of handmade objects to my family. My mother knitted me my first hooded sweater when I was but a few weeks old, and which I still used to sport in photos at the age of three, as she crocheted extra rows as I grew. I remember our intarsia coffee table that my father – a linguist by profession – made, complete with chess and Mills boards (on top of it an 11-kilo ash tray, he made from a 2nd World War bomb shell he had found). It was an inspiring home.
I started machine sewing when I was 12, and it is still a loved hobby. I took up jewelry making 10 years ago – I started with beading, then I went on to wire working. (Easy job: I borrowed a few tools from my husband. :-)
In a few years I started delivering courses in bead shops, and wrote 2 books on jewelry making.
As I became confident with pliers and beading needles, my imagination inspired me to further adventures: I started incorporating textiles, leather and occasionally wool in my jewelry. With this I feel I found my artistic media.