In my Pinterest profile I’ve got a folder called EMBELLISHMENT where I collect all the prettiest pictures about all kind of techniques to decorate clothes. Beadworking, golden thread embroideries, colourful sequins and paillettes…
A lot of times I’ve thought to try making beauties like those, but it’s not always easy because I can’t find the colours or shapes desired, so I’ve decided to make my own recycled embellishments.
Searching around I found a lot of potential materials to start with: PET plastic bottles and old folders to recycle giving them a second life. It’s amazing what you find when you just look around in a diferent way, with a “critic eye” (like my teachers in the design school used to say).
Plastic is the ideal material for diy embellishment because is resistant, you can wash it and it has vivrant and solid colors.
By the moment I’ve made a simple design, but I think this is just the first post of many others, because I would like to keep on experimenting more… a new section has borned!(more…)