silk rose choker necklace

Flower chokers

Delicate silk flowers seem to be a perfect fit for flower chokers , these romantic close-fitting necklaces that have remained popular over the years.

silk rose choker necklace

Perfect for bridal and evening wear, especially with strapless open neckline dresses flower chokers can accentuate the slender neck of the wearer as well as add a soft floral touch to the overall look. A medium sized rose works well here.

As we dye our silk flowers from scratch the flower choker can be easily matched in colour with the dress.
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For bridal flower chokers opt for white, ivory or cream fabrics and include lightweight golden or silver fabrics as a possible addition.
There are a number of metallic findings you can purchase for making chokers from ribbons. In the Silk Marie Antoinette tutorial I am demonstrating how to turn your handmade rose into a wearable one-size-fits-all choker simply using velvet and silk ribbons.
Another option to finish your silk rose is to use some soft tulle fabric (can be pur

leather poppy flower choker

chased in a number of colours) and tie it at the back into a large yet lightweight bow as shown in the photo on the right.
The fuller rose featured in this choker can be made during one of my
online video workshops I am planning to offer in the New Year.

Some leather flowers can also be turned into choker style necklaces.

It is better to choose light soft flowers like this ever so popular leather poppy (photo on the left).

Vogue feature berry choker

 The poppy features 4 pairs of petals and it the right flower to be used here. Some leather roses can also be used instead (for example the Wild Leather Rose).
In the Leather Poppy Tutorial I am demonstrating how to turn the poppy stem into a choker style necklace, which means you will not need any special findings to turn your flower into a wearable piece.
Very romantic, the leather poppy can look rather dramatic and add a bright colour accent to an outfit.
Depending on the style, occasion and outfit there are different options for possible flower chokers you can consider.
A couple of my silk rose chokers made it to the British Vogue last year. If you are not offering any flower choker pieces as part of your collection it is high time you did.
I wonder which one you prefer more, silk or leather?
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Leather Anemone Collage

FEBRUARY 2019 Flower of the Month: ANEMONE

lilac leather anemone broochFirst time leather anemones were featured in my #FlowerBreeze collection back in SS2016. A firm garden favourite, they deserved a detailed tutorial of their own which I am happy to present you with.
 
One of the earliest spring flowers, anemones are a bright uplifting sight after the dark days of winter – pure, simply pretty and cheerful.
Now with the help of this tutorial you can learn how to create your own anemone bracelet, corsage, buttonhole or another floral accessory with these vibrant blooms in the sizes and colours of your choice.
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For this tutorial I have changed the template and the methods to come up with an improved flower that is charming but not too difficult to make.
As most of my flowers, leather anemone flower can easily be turned into a variety of wearable accessories and trims. The tutorial shows how to make a leather anemone wrap around bracelet. You can turn your leather anemone into a hat trim, a groom’s buttonhole, a headband or a corsage (see the information on the BONUS below) and more.
Straightforward and detailed enough even for a leather flower newbie, this tutorial contains tips that experienced flower artists will find interesting as well. 

The striking centre and the serrated foliage of the leather anemone look really attractive and can be achieved with minimum tools although some patience and practice are required.
But I could not just stop at the anemone bracelet tutorial. So I have prepared a bonus anemone tutorial in addition to the main one. It costs nothing but your review on the main Leather Anemone Tutorial.

Using the explanations provided in the BONUS tutorial you will be able to assemble a larger anemone corsage arrangement with a large, a medium flower and a bud (see the photo to the left). You will learn how to attach leaves in a different way and see how suede works in leather designs . It contains tips on how to make a double anemone for a more compact flower brooch or a buttonhole. 
So, if you’d like to learn how to make these bright spring blooms and create a variety of accessories with them use this opprtunity to purchase  the tutorial now whilst it is being offered at a special tutorial-of-the-month price (the offer is valid till 28 February 2019)
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As the flower of the month you can now purchase the leather anemone tutorial + BONUS as well as the DIY kit with a discount (15% OFF). All discounts have already been applied on the website until 28 February 2019. Please click on the photos below to find out more and purchase.
In case if you are lucky enough to already own this tutorial but somehow you have not come round to actually making the anemonies now is the time! 
leather anemone kit
Leather Anemone DIY Kit
Leather Anemone Tutorial + BONUS