Fiber and Mixed Media
Last month’s challenge was to create a fiber and mixed media jewelry piece. For fiber and mixed media we could use materials such as hemp, ribbon, cord, fabric, yarn, felt, shibori ribbon as well as recycled components, paper, found items, leather, glass, metal and the list goes on and on. The challenge for this month was to combine two or more materials to create a mixed media jewelry piece.
The first to enter was Dawn, from Jewelry By Dawn, she made this lovely bracelet.
I found this awesome tutorial for a pom pom bracelet and instead of attaching pom poms, attached these charms that where left over from a previous project.
She posted a second entry.
a braided bracelet and I had this big ol’ honking metal bead that I added for an accent.This one involved cutting up an old shirt, gluing, sewing, braiding and wire wrapping – I’m exhausted!
Cat from Cat’s Wire also had 2 entries,
I used a satin ribbon instead of thread for this bracelet. Although I put the ribbon on the loom to get the right tension while sewing, it is not bead loomed.
The second piece was even more stunning, I mean look at those colours!
In fact this is for next week’s stash challenge, but there’s Kumihimo cord as well, so I thought this time I’ll be the show off and make up for missing last month.
Caroline from The Crafty Chimp tried to “cheat”. 🙂
I had a UFO piece of Bead Embroidery that had been hanging around forever. I finally found the mojo to finish it off. It sort of fits the challenge in that it is beaded onto backing fabric and then backed with suede. Am I convincing you yet?
She came back later with a second entry too, this is what she said about this entry.
Here is a NOT cheating piece of mixed media beading. I made this at bead group today. It will probably go onto the top of a box but not certain yet. x
She did actually place it onto the top of a box,which made the whole piece pop.
I too made several pieces, at first I made this necklace.
The blue material was a coincidence find, my hubby had placed something in the wrong cupboard and while I was taking it out to put it in the right place my eye fell on the blue stuff. We used it years ago to give the seatings of our kitchen chairs some new life.
While waiting for the glue from the pendant to dry I also made a bracelet from the blue material.
I liked working with the blue material so much that I also made a second pendant.
And I think I will be using it more in the future. This is the last pendant I made for this month’s challenge.
These were all the entries for the fiber and Mixed Media Juli Challenge. We skipped the august challenge so see you for Septembers challenge.