Design inspiration… the 1920’s. So I’m dedicating this week’s posts to both the styles and techniques that were popular during the Jazz Age.
It really was the advent of knitwear as a popular clothing item. Yes, knitting existed long before the 1920’s. However they were much more utilitarian pieces before then, not fashion. There was a whole lot of knitted underwear. Even the traditional cabled Irish sweaters weren’t created as fashion. Cabling was a technique created to thicken up the fabric and make it warmer for fishermen.
So here’s to the 1920’s. Dropped waists, or no waists. Inartesia and Fair Isle. Shawl collars, and tongue in cheek charts. (After all, that’s what the last one is. Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian designer in direct competition with Coco Chanel. That wonderful bow fronted sweater was her big hit. It was a play on the popularity of blouses from the time period. It took the three dimensional bow and took it in two dimensions.)
You know, I think we need to bring back hats more…. Hats are awesome.
Buy or DIY Snow Globe Ring Tutorial and Links from Henry Happened here. This is a “stick, glue and glitter” DIY. I debated whether to post this because the Etsy snow globe empty rings are $2.99 for the small and $3.54 for the large (shipping to US $2.95 plus $.50 for each add. item). But this Etsy shop is filled with interesting globes, findings etc… that I’m seeing in Etsy jewelry in other shops. Top Photo: $20 Pine Tree Snow Globe from ingredientsforlovely here. Bottom Photo: DIY by Henry Happened. For more snow globe DIY jewelry:
DIY Easy Walnut Ship Ornaments with Book Page Sails Tutorial from disdressed here. Not much of a tutorial but you lightly spray the walnuts with gold spray paint, use glitter for embellishment and a toothpick and book page for the sail.
truebluemeandyou: one of my all time favorite DIY ornaments.