Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Monday, 3 May 2010

Est Challenge

This week the theme was 'winding' and I have made a bangle.
It combines pure silk with beads and metallic thread wound round in layers. I dyed the silk fabric and strands of silk rouleau using colours inspired by subtropical seas. Cobalt and teal silk rouleau extend to tie in a bow so that the size can be adjusted if necessary. The bangle is soft and light and so easy to wear. It has a layer of plastic inside to stiffen it, cut from an empty bottle of washing up liquid which is padded with polyester wadding.

Below is another version. The silk for this was upcycled from a hand painted silk scarf. The scarf was painted by a friend, she gave it to me to make jewellery from. I made the bangle for her.