Recently, I hosted a workshop to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind necklace. For this workshop, I provided blank Birch wood necklace templates, which I designed and had laser cut prior to the class. To add to the wood was a variety of fabric remnants I saved from my accessories line. During the workshop I was able to teach the ladies how to choose fabrics that would blend well together; both in texture and color. By doing this, the ladies were able to create a unique piece of jewelry that makes a statement and blends their personality and style. Each of the ladies was able to choose one of the two necklace templates featured above. Then I set out nearly every piece of re-purposed fabric I had on hand. Each lady picked their favorites and we got to work cutting the re-purposed fabric to fit the shapes within the necklace. All while enjoying some vino, of course.
After doing this workshop, I am even more aware of the wastefulness that is created when fabric is tossed away by the fashion industry. These scraps can be used to create many more useful and creative projects just like this. I loved hosting this workshop. I was wonderful to teach these ladies how to create and design one-of-a-kind necklaces. I was so happy I was able to impart my knowledge about this unique jewelry construction and help these ladies create the perfect piece, all while having a fun night out. Interested in attending a DIY workshop? Email Alyssa@Regernerousdesigns.com or comment below.
I create the wood cutouts. I’ll spare you the details on how this is designed but it’s cool to watch. I'll share this process in an upcoming post.
The ladies picked out their fabrics and we prepared for the work of placing them into the shapes and cutting really small circles.
After placing and cutting all the fabrics in the shapes, it's time to glue the pre-cut leather backing on to secure it all together. This part got a little messy, but I was there to help.
After the glue dried, I attached the necklace chains and they each had their one-of-a-kind piece to wear home.
Two finished pieces (below), one circular template and one dynamic template with the finished fabrics in place.
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I would love to host more!!