Friday, September 11, 2015

Embroidered Necklace - DIY

 



To make this beautiful necklace I was inspired by Macedonian rich traditional costumes and embroidery.

Macedonian folk costumes have a centuries-long tradition. They are part of the material culture of the Macedonian people and an important branch of the national artistic creation.

In the past, the peasant woman in particular, was the one who created the costumes starting from dyeing the yarn, weaving it into coarse cotton cloths and tightly woven wool yarn and cloths, sewing the parts of clothing and decorating it with rich embroidery.


How to make this necklace:

1. In making this fabric necklace you will need printed fabric. I chose a colorful one with colors that resemble traditional motifs and colors. The design is retro but I thought it would fit the project I had in mind.

1. Cut out a square of fabric.

2. Cut it into strips.

3. This is optional - embroider the piece and add beads. When done, to secure that it does not fray much, fix it with a blanket stitch around the strip

4. Fold the strip and sew both (upper) ends together.




5.  Repeat this with the other strips.

6. Line them up to see what arrangement makes the design look the best. Note that I made the central strip a little bit longer so that it protrudes / stands out from the other strips and marks the center.

7. / 8. Make tassels and add to the center and the two strips (from left and right) next to it.

9. /10. Crochet a chain / use a leather or cotton cord onto which you insert the strips of fabric. You can add tassels to the cord as a finishing touch too.
 
 




Your new attractive necklace!

The inspiration:



If you want to learn more about Macedonian folk costumes, please visit me here.

14 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! That is so beautiful!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Tammy!

Divya N said...

Your design seems to bring about the richness of Macedonian costumes very well using the typical ethnic color combination

Chelsea Johnson said...

So fun! I love the fabric you decided to use. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - hope to see you again next week

Julia Nyanyo said...

That's so pretty and such a versatile idea. A change of fabric or embroidery and it would have a completely different look. Lovely!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Divya! That was what I was aiming for :)

Little Treasures said...

Thank you for having me!

Little Treasures said...

That's true. I am already working on another one.

Studio Kaufmann said...

What an amazingly original necklace.
Thanks so much for the tutorial.
Happy Sunday x

chris Lafargue-Bonet said...

Haven't posted here in a while, but still loving everything you do and share. :)
Thanks for sharing your traditions.

Little Treasures said...

Thank you so much Emma!

Little Treasures said...

I know you do Chris. Thank you so much!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

You made such a pretty necklace and thanks for sharing it with us.
Wishing you a wonderful week.
Julie xo

handmade by amalia said...

This is seriously pretty, Maya, and the beads work perfectly.
Amalia
xo