I have a wedding to go to this week and I needed a necklace. After looking on the highstreet I found nothing I liked for a good price. I was inspired by a necklace I saw in a boutique that used fabric so I thought why not use some of the many scraps of fabrics and ribbons I have and make my own necklace.
I am very pleased with the results and although I have now decided my wedding outfit doesnt need a necklace, I now have a new range of products. I hope to create some bracelets too but for now I have a couple of necklaces.
This necklace uses scraps of floral cotton fabric in strips and plaited with ribbon. I have also used an old tape measure and some ribbons.
This is my favourite of the two necklaces. I uses fabric scraps, ribbon, plaited fabric, studs, bows, chains and more old tape measure.
Both the necklaces are for sale on my etsy and folksy pages.
I did some spraypainting the other day which was really fun. I have been saying for ages that I want to create mens tees and I thought spraypainting would be the coolest way to do it. I have done some trials with bags and cards and i'm currently working on the mens tees but heres what I have so far.
A while ago I posted a blog entry about the fact that my products lacked guys t-shirts. I had designs all ready to go but after several emails back and forth with a printers I got no where. It sounded like it could have been pricey too. I have also had a creative block but finally an idea came to me.
So guys don't fear as plan number 2, is to spray paint onto tee using stencils that I have created.
I am also working on some text deigns. I am pretty excited about this next idea and cant wait to get started hopefully I will have more luck than my last attempt.
Here are my lasted customised t-shirts. I make every tee unique so the customer can have the pleasure of knowing that they will be the only one wearing the design.
(unless I design a Killswitch Engage tee and fall in love with it and them make one for myself)
I loved this tee so much I one for myself after I sold the first one. This has one shoulder strap and bow detail. I really like the design on the tee, the bright green skull with vivid red lettering. I love the band too.
This tee I really like. Most of the time when I'm making my tops I don't have a plan I just start cutting. I was lucky this time it worked out well. The top has yet to be sold.
Misfits tee with lots of slashing. Also unsold.
Rolling stones tee. I tried to use current trends with this one which is why the top has fringing at the front. The top would be really cool worn in the summer or at a festival. It is also unsold.
One of my fashion icons Fearne Cotton has now got her own clothing range at very.co.uk. She has always been a favourite of mine becasue she manages to merge pretty and girly items with her rock chick style. http://www.very.co.uk/fearnecotton
Some of my personal favourites are
I love the colour and style of this dress and its different to anything I have seen recently on the high street.
I heart the hearts on this cardigan.
Loving the cute ankle socks which she teams with outfits such as shorts or dresses. I think I prefer these short socks to knee highs.
Showing the socks looking awesome with this outfit.
Also loving her shoes especially these with wedge heels which are so much easier to walk in than stiletto heels.
Here are the first images of my t-shirt deisgns. I feel I left the boys out as most of my stuff is designed for girls so I decided to try something new and make guys tees. There will definintly be more to come as I am really enjoying designing them. Hope you like them.
Hello everyone, I hope you all had good christmas's and new years. I have been busy making new bags and finally got around to putting my t-shirts online so if you saw the images below and would like one please take a look. I am now selling on both etsy and folksy. More bags are to come!! x x
Hello my name is Holly jenkinson and I have just graduated with a degree in Fine Art at Nottingham trent University this blog shows some of the work I created during my final year.
After graduating I decided start my own buisness. SewDead clothing and accesories are all handmade and express my love of all things sweet,cute,recycled and gothic.