Fabric Jewelry

by Donna Westbrook.
(Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

Flower hoop fabric earrings by Donna Westbrook  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Hoop earrings with flower embellishment

I have been working on making fabric jewelry with a mod theme.

Although I have other mod pieces, I have found that working with fabric is challenging in many ways.

Should I sew them with a machine?

Or hand sew them with needle and thread?

I have found that liquid sew/no sew adhesive is a way to make them look good with no uneven stitches.

I love to stitch but have not mastered even stitches. (I am working on it though for making a necklace.)

Geometric shaped fabric earrings by Donna Westbrook  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Geometric shaped earrings

I have found some pretty mod theme quilting fabric, in a fat quarter. Also some embellishment.

Then I let my imagination go to work with what I already had in designs.

This has been fun for me and hope to come up with more challenging designs in the near future.

Donna Westbrook
PrettyWear Jewelry Blog

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  1. These are lovely and such a neat idea, Donna! I like the strategy of using a fat quarter, since they usually have a great collection of prints and colors that are designed to work together. And using fabric really allows you to design jewelry to wear with specific clothes. I also like the simplification of using some sort of Liquid Stitch, so that needle-and-thread stitching isn’t always necessary. Your Mod theme here is cool – the second photo looks like something Twiggy would wear! πŸ™‚

  2. Rena, I hadn’t thought of designing to wear with specific clothes but I did have someone comment on my earrings recently that they would go well with one of their outfits. Thank you for the positive feedback πŸ™‚

  3. I love everything about this fabric jewellery, Donna! The colour combination of pink and green, the textures, mix of materials and femininity of the pieces.

  4. Thank you so much Tamara. Everything you mentioned was everything I was going for with the fabric pieces. Pink and green are one of my favorite combinations. Femininity is always a goal, too. πŸ™‚

  5. Wow! These are neat! I always play with the idea of using fabric… but you have really brought out some style and class through this textile!! Maybe you have inspired me to try something new! I have upholstery lying that might get me started😘

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