Tag: Art To Wear

Make the Perfect ‘Game of Thrones’ Accessory

Still reeling from Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” finale? Wondering how you’re going to wait for the season 8 premiere? Well, my mixed-media friends, I have the perfect project for you. These dragon egg beads designed by Rachel Stewart were first featured in our September/October 2016 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors — and they’re perfect for any…

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…

A Surprising (and Flirty) Surface for Mixed-Media Wearable Art

One of the wonderful things about Cloth Paper Scissors magazine is the diversity of art techniques and styles that you find within its pages. Each issue surprises and delights, with mixed media that includes from collage, jewelry, paper art, and wearable art, such as these colorful shoes I discovered in “Shoes That Make a Statement”…

Make a Beaded Bracelet in Just 4 Steps

Denise Peck, Editor-in-Chief of Easy Wire magazine, said she laughed when she saw someone online say, “life’s too short to wear department store jewelry.” I have to agree, and that’s why I want to make as many things for as many people as I can. Jewelry is such a personal accessory, and it also makes…

Making Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: 4 Safety Tips

Art-making is pretty safe compared to other hobbies. Mixed-media jewelry, however, has some risk involved. That’s why an overview of safety tips is one of the first things that Barbara Lewis, author of Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry. “Working with fire and powdered glass has some inherent dangers,” she says. “Let’s see how we can protect…

Earthy and Elegant Mixed-Media Jewelry: A Demonstration

Sometimes it’s just not enough to express ourselves via one art medium, so I thought I’d mix it up today by focusing on art to wear: mixed-media jewelry. Accessories are such a personal thing—our jewelry helps to define us by showing what we like, and who we are (I usually go for earth-toned beads and…

A Full-Fledged Traveling Art Studio

While looking through the newest issue of Studios (Summer 2014), I couldn’t help but notice one thing that several of the articles have in common—at least three of the featured artists credit their mothers for their creativity. While I wasn't looking for that link, it is fitting, since Mother’s Day is just around the corner.…

The Charms of Mixed-Media Jewelry

When I was a little girl, my aunts started a gold charm bracelet for me. For several years, on each birthday and Christmas, a tiny package arrived with a new charm. I still have it-wore it on my wedding day as my something blue, because some of the charms have blue stones. What luck! You…

Make Art to Wear: 4 Free Tutorials for Wearable Art

You can usually spot an artist from across the room. She (or he) is the one with the hand-stitched shirt, the unique cuff, or the hat that adds panache. Artists have style, and they're constantly looking for art to wear! Vintage neckties make a base for embellishment on these art-wear necklaces. In this free eBook,…