Spotlight on… Begurple Designs

I stumbled across these on Etsy the other day, possibly from a treasury, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how they are made! These lovely fabric jewellery pieces from Begurple Designs (http://begurple.etsy.com) continue the range of fascinators and hair accessories, all made in this unique style. Truly amazing!

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2 Comments

  1. Posted January 22, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    this is gorgeous! you just made me fall in love!

  2. Em
    Posted August 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It looks to me like they’re made by cutting out the shapes of the petals… or whatever, and then edging them with dimenisonal fabric paint (which you should be able to find in your local craft store, it comes in a tube with a nozzle at the end allowing for the neat application you see. It also comes in a million different colours, including metallic and glitter options)
    afterwards it looks like shes used the same paint to glue the pieces neatly together, and attach them to the chain and any other pieces. if you look here http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.53012397.jpg you can see the join between the dangling pieces and their ribbons.
    And then to neaten things up she’s stitched on a felt backing.

    It looks like the bottom two examples you’ve shown were connected while semi dried and the edges smoothed over, to make it feel seamless.

    It’s a really simple concept, but the cool arrangements and colours begurple uses may hard to replicate. She’s also so very NEAT
    It’s an idea you could be really creative with, and push far beyond flowers.

    I’m just guessing really but it might be something to explore using scraps…

    I think the slight gathering (at the center of the flowers for example) might be done while painting the edges with the fabric paint, or maybe a tiny hand stitch that is than painted over would do the trick

    I’m not sure if you really wanted explanation / guess when you said you “can’t for the life of me figure out how they are made!” but … too late now. 🙂

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