My 2021 motto is DBD X BDB which stands for: Designed by Dana NOT Been Done Before
This listing is for the 12" square silk scarf shown in the images. It is a beautiful pink color with a gorgeous array of contrasting sparkly Swarovski crystal colors. It can be worn around the neck but there is only about an inch left over on each side after tying in a knot.
I select the finest fabric from local Bay Area suppliers including modern and classic colors with complimentary crystals & have a keen eye for color combinations that work well together. With a little care these scarves can be passed onto the next generation.
This is how I make them:
I cut perfect squares using an age old time-consuming technique then hand stitch a rolled edge. I occasionally use contrasting thread to accentuate the handmade quality of the piece.
Next I double knot Swarovski crystals & pearls to both the front and back with a sturdy metallic thread. This is a very tedious process and well worth it for the effect!
To enhance the visual appeal of this collection I make many choices in terms of color, shape, texture, weave, scale of materials, etc. I get into a flow... a rhythm when I make these scarves. I chose to work on this time intensive craft because 2020 afforded me the time ro do so. I build on my experience of working with color and mastery of tricky materials to keep it interesting and to keep exploring how far I can push my perfectionistic attitude of tackling very detailed hand/eye coordination and implementation.
The types of fabric I offer are:
A) The 100% silk chiffon is a shear lightweight fabric, very soft to the touch and flows breezily with your movements.
Available in: Creamy Ivory Chiffon, Matte Brown Chiffon, Lime Green with a hint of Olive Chiffon, ultra soft Japanese Pure Pink, ultra soft Japanese Pure Tangerine, Aqua Blue Crinkle, Lilac Crinkle
B) The sheer black 100% silk organza is a solid, durable medium weight fabric with a bit of a stiff hand. It is like the night sky... the perfect backdrop to set the colors of the embellishments off with a cosmic flare.
C) The ultra sheer poly organza (100% polyester) is a very-very loose weave. This lightweight fabric is available in: Black- ultra loose weave, Russet Brown- loose weave, Shimmery White- ultra loose weave, Olive Green- loose weave
The ultra sheer organza offers the exact sexy bohemian look I was aiming for. This is the most delicate fabric by far and as such extra care must be taken to protect it from unnecessary harsh wear and tear. This is especially important when used as a wrist decoration which can be more exposed to external elements than a neck scarf.
Please wear this collection with an understanding that it is to be treated like fine lingerie... revered as a couture slice of Heaven!
How to care for your scarf: Hand wash in lukewarm water with a little liquid soap and lay flat on a towel to dry. Enjoy!
A little about me:
I appreciate hand made objects d'art and the old world style rarely found in America. I am influenced by great artists and designers and pride myself on developing original works of art that are inspired by others. I never copy others. That would be beneath the true artist within.
Art is Freeing. Art allows a free flow of energy- from the Universe/God through the artist's hands into the finished product. You don't always know what the end result will be when you dive in wholeheartedly. I find this to be a thrilling experience.
The act of making art... artistry... begets even more creativity... creation is a wonderful thing.
After 25 years of working with glass I diverge. My new art form explores something completely different and refreshing. It is a true pleasure to learn a new way of expressing myself and my creativity. There is nothing more physically different than glass than lightweight sheer fabric. Glass is heavy, sharp and requires lots of heat and energy to process it into a finished object. Silk fabric on the other hand is light, flowing, airy and softly tactile. Translucence is the only shared characteristic.