I have experimented with different ways of producing jewelry and other accessories using the two different techniques i am thinking of involving in my final piece.
Firstly i tried out using fabric to create a necklace, i love the torn fabric with the metal pendant, it gives a rather unique and pleasant look.
Below an image of the fabric bracelets i have tries can be seen. I have tried both and frayed edge ones for different looks and used different components on them. I also made a simple chain bracelet using a chain and large clasp which i admire.
I also experimented with duct tape as a means of creating accessories.
This one is a plain ring, the silver duct tape creates the effect of a chizzled metal ring.
This tape ring has a fabric bow attached to the front using a small wrap of tape around the center of the bow.
To create this bracelet i used a long length of duct tape and folded it in half. I then cut a slit for the button to come through and attached the other side also using tape.
A wider bracelet has been created here by folding the tape length-wise rather than sideways. The colorful buttons complement the dull gray colour of the tape.