Ethnic Style Jewellery: Create a Bold Print Applique Bangle

Fiona Szabo, Maker, Craftivist, Lover of Bricoleur

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6 Videos (14m)
    • Welcome

    • Fabric, Cut on the Bias

    • Assembling Adornments

    • Gluing the Fabric

    • Using Bondaweb, Securing the Lining

    • Finishing Touches


About This Class

Welcome to DIY applique jewellery making.

This stylish bangle workshop will show you how to adorn printed fabric to create a beautiful, bold print, ethnic style bangle.

Using a simple formula, I will show you how to design and produce a wonderfully iconic piece of  statement jewellery. The techniques you will use are all very accessible. This class is aimed at a general level, requiring just basic hand-sewing skills, simple knitting skills (optional) using materials such as brocade fabrics, felt,ribbon, beads and gilt details, which you will assemble to transform a bangle.

  • The composition of the piece includes floral or geometric inspired applique.

Follow my Pinterest inspiration board help you find further inspiration and join me in this quick DIY fun project.

I look forward to unique and inspired jewellery making with you !

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

I really enjoyed this class. Fiona is a good teacher and the steps she outlined were easy to follow and taught with panache.





Fiona Szabo

Maker, Craftivist, Lover of Bricoleur

Fiona Szabo is a textile based jewellery designer and craft tutor.

As a modern-day maker, Fiona utilises eclectically sourced materials, along with treasured items, turning them into into statement pieces. Fiona feels that there is a very creative model at the heart of creative reuse and re-making – it is a place that affords a genuine value to materials.

Fiona began her career in textiles and design upon entering a national competition to win a job with the celebrated British fashion icon, Zandra Rhodes, where she made it to the finals of the competition. Her designs were modelled in front of TV cameras at London’s Camden Palace, filming was for the 1987 Fashion Show Series, The Clothes Show. From there she gained a place at the fashion and textiles degree course at Brighton University and went into community arts and teaching as a freelance maker. Her textile based jewellery work has been a recent evolution.

Fiona regularly shares her creative ground as a maker and project organiser at The Knitting Bug at the Hub, a neighbourly knitting group and her co-founded creative collective, Remade In Brighton.

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