The start of a new journey and something I have wanted to do for so long, is finally coming to play. For awhile now I have wanted to create one of a kind jackets that are like wearable art. To me that is one of the coolest things about fashion; it is wearable art, (depending on the designer). Either way I wanted to share the process of me creating this jacket. So photo by photo I have been documenting each thing that I add onto this jacket. Enjoy!
First Step: was to remove that dark original color that the jacket came in.
Don’t mind my computer, salad or my feet :)
Second Step: Hand beading
(and the strawberries, it’s a working studio what do you want from me)
the beads you see on there aren’t an appliqué or anything lame like that, they are strung on two at a time and sewn through twice with a needle and my own two hands, caveman style, nothing fancy yet.
The photo above featuring the Dell laptop as maybe already taken a good six hours, give or take.
As one can see after the first “layer of beads” is all secured down I started on the second “layer” which is starting to get more spread out to create a falling crystals effect.
Then to top it all off Third and final step for the collar. Creating the look mentioned before. In love with the way this all came out. Concluding this one embellishment with around 12 hours or so of hand stitching on glass seed beads. Well worth the time. More posts to come including the process of that jacket.