Monthly Archives: June 2015

I am possibly more of an artist rather than a methodical crafter, so after a few successful attempts at making Kodes, I started wondering what else could I use to make the necklaces.

I had previously bought some ties to be turned into necklaces (a complete different design from my Kodes) so I digged out a 70s looking stripy silk tie.

It took so much work! I had to unstitch it, then iron it as all the folds seemed set in stone. Then I had to somehow cut a viable strip from a not so regular piece of cloth (once the tie was unfolded). The I started the usual process of forming a long tube and what a nightmare it was to sew silk!

Kodes started from my need of a mustardy necklace made with big beads.

I bought the fabric from Fabric Rehab and started getting my head round cutting the right amount of fabric and sewing.

I never did much sewing before, so everything was pretty new for me, at the beginning I even needed my husband’s help in pretty much everything I set to do. I have always been the type of person who gets all the necessary materials and never actually makes a start.