Friday, 11 July 2014
Creating Jewelry with Fabric - a guest post
Fabric jewellery is the new trend in vogue, stepping out of shadows. A host of designers, artisans, and brands are giving a twist to the traditional Indian jewellery with the help of scraps of fabric which are, then, adorned with rhinestones or even buttons. The result is feather-light, economical, skin-friendly statement pieces coming out in light.
All you need is a figment of imagination and a stash of leftover fabrics. Fabric jewellery provides one with innumerable options in terms of texture, color, design and, therefore, the over-all look. This type of jewellery can be made using almost any kind of fabric, be it chiffon, georgette, tissue, organza and silk or the humbler jute and cotton. For the embellishment, everything from buttons, beads, pearls and shells to rhinestones, semi-precious stones, swarovski-crystals and kundan is on the offer.
Satiate the creative pangs of the budding designer in you and give an expression to your creative ideas in the form of these simple and easy-to-make jewellery pieces. Here are some tutorials on fabric jewellery that you might want to try.
About the author: Vichitra Agarwal (Bhajjanka) is a Kolkata based freelancer who writes articles, blog posts, product and book reviews and manages web content. Working as a ghostwriter for the last three years, she has covered a range of topics including travel, literature, people, fashion, food, and art among others. Armed with a post graduate degree in English literature, she equally enjoys crafting, crochet, and all things DIY. She can be reached at vichitragarwal at gmail dot com
Images by Sayuri
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