Fringes again! This time in a necklace and with some variations. I’ve mixed suede and sinthetyc leather to play with shine and matt textures and I’ve painted it. It began like an experiment but I think it looks great at the end!
Especially in the bluish green large piece, the gold coat of paint looks like a part of the fabric itself. It also make a contrast and the necklace looks more layered than in fact it is.
To make it you’ll need:
- a piece of navy blue sinthetyc suede (45 cm. x 4,3 cm.).
- a piece of light blue sinthetyc suede (45 cm. x 5,5 cm.).
- a piece of golden sinthetyc leather (45 cm. x 7 cm.).
- a piece of bluish green sinthetyc leather (45 cm. x 9,3 cm.) + 2 small pieces for the tassels (6 cm. x 4 cm.).
- grey suede or leather cord (60 cm. = 30 cm. each part).
- acrilyc paint in red fluo.
- acrilyc paint in gold.
- thread matching with the fabrics (or a transparent one that combines with all) + white thread to baste.
- marking tool, scissors, tape, brush, rotary cutter, cutting mat, sewing needle and pins.
- Cut out the fabrics and place the tape in two of them (light blue and bluish green; at 0,5 cm. of the edge more or less) and start painting.
- Once the paint is dry, mark a straight lines behing the fabric to guide the cutter and cut the fringes (0,5 cm. each one).
- It should look like this.
- Baste the fringes pieces in two groups as pictured.
- Make the cord tassels as viewed in this post. Sew the cord extreme over the golden fringed piece. Repeat with the other half and put together the necklace.
- Pin it and baste all contour to make it easier to hand sewing.
- Thread a double thread to get more resistant and decorative stitches and control the size and distance between them.
- And… it’s done!