05 March 2007

It started with fabric beads

On the weekend, Fiona and I wanted to make fabric beads. I wanted mine to embellish textile pieces, while she wanted hers to use in jewellery. Mine were very sad little beads - pathetic really (I need to work some more on that technique) - so I won't show you any photos of them. Somehow, as things always seem to do when you are playing, one thing led to another and soon we were making wrapped textile bangles like this:

I had a hank of beautiful hand-dyed wool that I wrapped around some thick wire that Fiona discovered in her workroom. Then black craft wire threaded with glass chunks was wrapped around the wool. Voila! A chunky textile bangle. Interesting, isn't it?