Monday, 16 May 2011

Psychedelic fabric pendants – made from recycled fabric

I little while ago I managed to get my hands on a piece of this fabric and I just love it! I adore bright fabrics and the psychedelic elements to this fabric are fantastic and great for making jewellery from...I just wish this fabric was never ending, but I only have a small amount of it however I am going to have so much fun with it over the coming weeks.

Psychedelic Fabric
After working with fabrics and resin jewellery, I tend to now look at fabric in a different way; rather than looking at fabric as a whole, I tend to look at small segments of it. My jewellery tends to be one or two inches in size so I tend to look at very small areas of patterns and combinations of colours and objects.

For the first pendant I took an area of the fabric that incorporated a flower and suddenly what was previously quite a multicoloured and psychedelic fabric becomes predominantly orange in this pendant.

Recycled Fabric Necklace
Resin is a great material to use with fabrics as it tends to magnify the weave of the fabric slightly. You can also include other objects or colourants to the resin to compliment the fabric. With these pendants, I coloured the backs of the pendant orange to match the material and gave them a slight twinkle with glitter dust.

For the second pendant I took an area of the fabric that incorporated some swirls and flowers that I thought matched the teardrop shape of the pendant.

Psychedelic Fabric Necklace
If any of my blog followers work with fabrics and regularly have waste material that can’t be used for anything else (all I am looking for are one or two inch pieces), please don’t dispose of them as they would be often sought after by a resin jewellery artist like myself!

Mick

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful work as always, very different and eyecatching pieces - I'm sure they will be very popular and I can see why you were drawn to this fabric!!

    Laura xx

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  2. Lovely pieces from amazing fabric. The possibilities are endless with that. Reminds me of Crystal Tipps and Alistair but that's going back a long way!
    Great work.

    Sarah

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  3. Very coolllll! I love these! Great Idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you all for all your lovely comments! hahaha Sarah, Crystal Tipps and Alistair, now that brings back memories!

    Mick

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  5. I was going to say it brought back memories of Jamie and the Magic Torch but that may be going back a bit too far :) They're fantastic!

    HT x

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  6. lol I don't think I have ever watched Jamie and the Magic Torch! You have got me all intrigued now, think I will have to go and do a bit of Googling!

    Mick

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  7. Oooh crystal tips and alistair, remember that.

    Love the jewellery Mick, I must have a sort through, you have seen some of my fabrics,sure I have a fair few that could be sent your way.

    Lynda

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  8. I would love some bits from your fabrics Lynda! You should bag some up and put it into your destash shop...I would buy it!

    I could even make some matching pendants up for you to sell with your bags ;)

    Mick

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  9. Beautiful pendants Mick ... your resin work is so versatile, always enjoy seeing what you'll come up with next.

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  10. Thank you! To be honest I have been trying to move away from resin jewellery for quite some time, but it keeps pulling me back as I keep finding new things to do with it!

    Mick

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