When I rust dyed fabrics last summer I threw in a few vintage linens and crocheted pieces. This started life as one of 4 corners probably intended for a lunch cloth.
I backed the crochet with rust dyed muslin and thin cotton batting, lightly stitching them together. I accented the crocheted rose with embroidery floss and then encrusted it with seed beads. It sat for some time waiting patiently for me to finish it.
Today I found a hammered copper concho belt which added just the right amount of hard to offset the soft. I used some of the copper links from the belt as carriers to attach it to the copper neckband and used one medallion as the pendant. I’m please with how this came out and I am anxious to work on the other rust dyed linens and other art quilt jewelry. I would like to sell these in an Etsy shop or I may keep them to jury for the Arkansas Artisans Guild in the spring. Of course that means I have to set a price…..any ideas?