Friday, June 3, 2016

Fabric Jewelry DIY

I've always loved making fabric jewelry and lately I've been inspired by the work of Lillibulle.  She's a fabric jewelry artist who is absolutely amazing, although she hasn't made jewelry in many years.  I decided to give my version a try with an image from one of my favorite artists, Lisa Falzon.  Lisa was kind enough to let me use her painting of Frida Kahlo for this project.  It's a copyrighted work, so if you are going to make this project, it's best to get permission from the artist first.  However, there are many images on the web that you can use that are copyright free.
Have fun!  Make messes!  Don't forget to Make Your Mark!

The center image is the copyrighted work of Lisa Falzon

Watch how to make them here!
Sewing machine
Thin and thick cotton fabric
Thin strips of fabric
Seed beads, fabric & plastic roses
Glue gun
1.  Copy your images onto the heat transfer paper
2. & 3.  Iron the images on thin cotton fabric,  cut it out and cut a matching piece of heavy cotton fabric
4.  Zigzag around the image in an oval shape
5.  Zigzag different colors & textures of yarn around the image to create a frame
6.  Create fabric twine (like I did in my 2011 book, The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2)
7.  Twist two thin strips of fabric together clockwise while twisting them together counterclockwise
*Jump in, you'll get the hang of it
8. & 9.  Hot glue the fabric twine around the image and embellish with fabric & plastic flowers
10. & 11. Embellish more images with E-6000 glue and seed beads and Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paints
12.  Add your pinbacks to the backs with more E-6000 Glue
Wear as a brooch, on a bracelet or as a necklace

1 comment:

  1. These are awesome and look so easy to make. Hope I can replicate this. Frida is my fav. Thanks for all your videos and tutorials.