A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jewelry by Ann

I like to make my own jewelry. It makes a welcome change to my textile works.
-Old bicycle tyres.( I got them for free at my bicycle repair shop)
-elastic band

The tubes are sliced up in small parts and cut through

These slices are then tied to an elastic band of chosen length

Cut e few bigger pieces of the tyre
Felt a little ball, using some wool, soap and warm water.
Then put this balls at various places of the necklace

The remaining slices of the tyre, have been used in a work which will be displayed at the exhibition in September

Use your imagination and design a nice " jewel" for yourself to wear or as a gift for a friend!
ann vanherle


  1. Beautiful work Ann. What a clever idea!!

  2. Love it! I'll have to make a trip to my local bicycle repair shop to see if they have some spare tires!


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