Art to Wear

Discover step-by-step instructions for making art to wear! You’ll find mixed-media ideas for jewelry, scarves, hair accessories and other wearable art ideas!

Make Waves with Leather and Metal By Melissa Cable

Technique Tuesday: Make Waves with this Leather and Metal Bracelet

Leather has been popping up in mixed-media jewelry everywhere, from wrap bracelets to custom jewelry. This leather bracelet was inspired by a particular product, a stretch jewelry cord called Fashion Stretch from Beadsmith®. Combine this wondrous chord with supple leather and voila, a wave effect you will absolutely love. This technique might not be one…

Studio Saturdays: Mixed media jewelry

Making mixed media jewelry is supremely satisfying on two levels: You can combine a number of your favorite techniques into one project, and you can wear what you’ve made. You can also design something perfectly suited to your and your wardrobe, and change it up at a moment’s notice. I used several of my favorite…

Announcing the finalist for our Doodle Jewelry reader challenge

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Doodle Jewelry reader challenge.  We would like those listed below to send their Jewelry to us for consideration for publication in the September/October 2015 issue. Your artwork must arrive in our Sudbury office by June 12. Fernanda Gueded • Brazil Virginia Everett • Norfolk, VA Harmony Eisenhuth •…

Metals for Mixed Media by a "Fabricationista"

I am an art school graduate, educated as a metalsmith via the “academic track” rather than the “hobbyist track” and have spent countless off-the-clock hours pursuing my passion for making 3D objects. Professionally, I’ve worked in many media, and was formally trained as a visual artist; earning my salary for many years as an award-winning…

Embellish a Scarf in 7 Easy Steps | Wearable Art

The May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors is all about creating mixed-media wearable art that fits your style. According to Editorial Director Jeannine Stein, mixed-media wearables are “something artists don’t always think about when they’re knee-deep in art journals, painstakingly piecing together an assemblage, or strategizing a collage design.” She goes on to say, “But why shouldn’t…

Finding Inspiration: Vintage Jewelry Design

The evolution of a jewelry artist emerges over time and with experience. Inspired by all things artistic and creative, as a young art student beginning at the age of five, and in the many years to follow, I discovered the art of jewelry design. As I continued to explore the craft of making my own…

Mica, Tintypes, and Torches, Oh My!

Earlier this week, mixed-media artist Jen Cushman shared her tips for making chalk paint and using resin in mixed-media art. Because that post was so popular, I wanted to touch base with Jen again and talk about two of her newest DVDs, which include projects for making a stamped metal and mica pendant and an upcycled silverware hook. In…