Sunday, 19 August 2012
New to the Fushigi Shop is a collection of Liberty Print necklaces.
Inspired by fettered flowers. The curious balance between soft fabric and tough metal and of prints besides metallic gleam. An entanglement of contradiction to achieve something unique and quite wonderful.
Here I have sought out some chunky weighty gold plated chain and braided through it with strips of Liberty print fabric. Each strip of fabric has been carefully cut and sewn by me to make a long cord for braiding.
I used the famous "Wiltshire" print in the necklace above which features berries in shades of red, fuchsia, navy with a dash of peach set against a white background. The result is an intricate frill necklace that is set to sit against the collar bone to make a stunning frame. The necklace includes an extension chain with a dainty bow dangle to complete the composition.....you could even wear it as a bracelet!
In the necklace above, I used "Fairford" print fabric which features flowers in blue and grey shades.
The necklace measures about 18" in length but does include a 2" extension.
Liberty Tana Lawn was launched in 1920 and originally used cotton sourced from the shores of Lake Tana in Sudan. Liberty cotton is exceptionally fine, light and strong with a smooth sheen that makes it's feel comparable to silk. There is no doubt why this is most famous fine cotton in the world.
Both these necklaces are available in extremely limited amounts from the FUSHIGI SHOP.