Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fiber Jewelry

This is an oldie - but a goodie that deserves further exploration...someday... So, you have a project to stitch that you can not dunk in water to remove the stabilizer... what stabilizer do you choose? Why not the burn away stabilizers?

These are stabilizer fabrics that are treated with chemicals that make them char and disintegrate when they are heated. You can use an iron... OR! a heat gun! Way more fun!

You will want to work on a heat resistant surface. I used a flat Pyrex baking dish.

The strands that make up the weaving need to be heat resistant. The black and the white pieces are made with Kreinik metallic cord. The center tan watch band was made with a rayon cord.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I have often thought of doing a watchband with tatting and beads...I think I'm holding out for just the right look! :)