Assemblage Necklace. Handmade Jewellery.

SOLD

INSPIRATION I named this piece after a little cathedral I ventured into on “Rue Genivieve” in Asnieres France also, my French name is Genivieve.This gorgeous assemblage necklace is one of a kind. I created it from an antique broken rosary.

In the middle of the mother of pearl beads, lay a silver cross with Jesus and the word “Italy” stamped on the reverse, next to the cross I have added a vintage filigree piece where 2 crystal beads sit for shine.  Finished off with a vintage silver chain for a double fall.

Length -18 inches – 46 cm.

Simple, yet stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.

You won’t see this anywhere else!

This piece has been sold but hop over to  Atelierinparis 

to check out more handmade  goodies.

I love this site How to make your own jewelry 

Handmade Leather Bowls. Reclaimed Vintage Materials.

*Recycle

*Reclaim

*Reuse

*Remake

My latest creation is a 2 in 1- hand made leather vessel/bowl
Designed to be used either side for a different decorative look

 

A beautiful OOAK handmade vessel I created from soft leather scrap and reclaimed fabrics from vintage sources such as tableclothes and doilys. All moulded together with  French 1950’s dressmakers ribbons.
I use mine to display my antique & vintage button collections, shells and French coins on shelves and tables.

Buy my leather bowls at Cottontail shop

A little Parcel from France

Merci beaucoup Valérie! …The gorgeous little parcel of vintage black & white goodies from France arrived today.

At first I didn’t want to touch anything as everything was so nicely arranged in the vintage DMC box

but then I slowly took out each item savouring each little thing.

Inside I found a wonderful collection of antique buttons, cottons , trims, black velvet ribbon,cotton trim. My favorite would have to be the bunch of wooden Art Nouveau buttons and the little pin holder

Oh and the stripey buttons…..

I may eventually use some in my wrist cuffs  and  handmade books but for now, I’ll just hoard, em to look at…

Thank you Valerie!

Renaissance Bride & Honorine. Fabric Wrist Cuffs.

 

Renaissance Bride                           Honorine

Two more textile cuff pieces I created from some of my vintage, rust dyed fabrics and other fabric from a bundle of pretty fabric scraps I received from Flaming Nora who makes costumes for stage and screen in the UK and as a by product of this has a HUGE stash of scraps and off cuts she gives away for free.

You can find this cuff and more French inspired creations at my shop Atelierinparis

Thanks Nora!

Crazy Rust Dyeing

Lately I’ve been experimenting with natural dyeing processes for fabrics and papers. I’m trying out rust dyeing at the moment. I want to build up a collection of natural and rust dyed fabrics and papers so when my next creative spurt comes around, I’ll have plenty to work with.

Over the years I have collected heaps of metal for my sculpture welding so I have plenty of bits hiding on my property just rusting away. The gathering of the metal objects, wrapping them with the fabric spraying with vinegar and binding with rope and wire is quite relaxing. I call it mummy wrapping.

It only takes a couple of hours for marks to appear but I like to keep mine for up to a week or two so I can get deeper impressions and colours. I discovered if I wrap fabric around old pieces of copper pipe the amazing teal green and red patinas are transferred to the fabric as well.

I’m happy with the end result and see connections to the abstract marks I create in my paintings. There are paintings in themselves

Go to my tutorial on Rust Dyeing here

%d bloggers like this: