These stunning chokers hung on a simple black ribbon dress up any outfit beautifully.
Richly coloured and incorporating organzas and silk dupions, they are finished off with a complimenting glass bead.
Claire works mainly with silk dupion, organzas and chiffons in many colours. The sheer fabrics being layered to create areas of watery and intense colours similar to the effect of painting with inks.
Machine embroidery applique methods are then used to apply rich dupion silks to enhance this effect. Rayon and metallic threads are heavily stitched into areas to create richly coloured and textured panels which when backed and stuffed allow the pieces to take on a life and character all of their own.
The main influences behind her rather 'whimsical' one off pieces come from a variety of different sources including Islamic and Indian jewellery and artefacts, medieval ritual vessels, architecture and fairytale imagery.
There are five designs options to choose from in the drop down box as pictured:
Round choker with a green background and a red silk heartSquare choker with a plum coloured background and a red silk heartRound choker witha plum coloured background and a navy flowerSquare choker witha green background and a blue flowerSilk dupion heart shaped choker with metallic gold thread spots
Silk and organza
Size: approx 3cm x 3cm. Ribbon approx 25cm long