Thursday, 22 November 2007

Found object earrings and rusty fabric



These earrings are the latest addition to my Etsy store .
They have jets and onyx beads, with some very old cut crystal beads. The main features are the beautiful old silver filigree pieces that came from a bracelet.




I've also been busy 'rust dyeing' fabric as seen in Lesley Riley's article in Cloth Paper Scissors. Lesley does some magical things with rust. This piece was created by putting white muslin into an old baking tray that was starting to go rusty. I added hot water, vinegar, rusty objects, including an old bike chain and then the muslin. I made sure the cloth was covered by the water. After two days this was the result. I'm going to use this in my altered books.




This piece was taken a step further. I painted the background with diluted fabric dye and then stamped the fabric with my home made stamps.

15 comments:

Steph said...

The earrings are beautiful ! And I love love the fabric ! I might give it a try one of these days!

Cre8Tiva said...

i just lover the risty fabric...your found jewelrey is divine...happy thanksgiving frm USA my friend...rebecca

sharon young said...

Well as you know RO I love the earrings!
The rust experiment has worked beautifully, I must get round to trying it. I like the way the chain has made an impression.
I really like the overdyed/printed one too, what a good idea.

Jen Crossley said...

The ear rings are gorgeous RO!! I love the rusted fabric but you know me and rust LOL
Jen

JO WHOLOHAN said...

love the rusty fabric ro, must try this!!!! congrats on the etsy store too :))

NS said...

Gee Ro, you will be advanced enough shorlty to attemp a replica of the Shroud of Turin...

Very inspiring and all the best with the Etsy Shop.

Julie H said...

Fantastic Rust Ro and quick too. I read an article which inspired me to wrap a fine calico around rusty objects and bury it for six months. Three months on and that corner I never see in the garden draws me to it. What is happening underground? I think I will go for your/Leslies method next! The bike chain imprint is terrific.

Judy said...

Looks great Ro, i am still waiting for my CPS. Love those filigrees, yum.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Whoa, U know I luv's the rusted fab... I had heard that rusting jeans for wearing is all the rage now. Same techniques apply? Happy holidays Ro! xo, Monica :)

LINDSAY said...

The rusty fabric is very interesting! It reminded me of torched creme brulee...

Marie said...

Love the earrings and the fabric looks great too.

Becky Vigor said...

Lovely work. I really like the background on which you have photographed the earrings. Did you make that too?

Stephanie said...

The fabrics are great, the texture is wonderful, does it continue to rust or is it set now I wonder...

Karen Cole said...

I have a great time trying to see what the shapes say to me in your work. The rusty fabric has two very happy, energetic people dancing and looking at the moon.

Elaine Kerr said...

Love the fabric, Ro. Must try rust on things other than metal!

BTW, the Etsy link & the QA one seem to be broken. : (
I'll try an Etsy search, however.