Vintage Rose Choker – Polymerized Fabric Rose Jewelry [Gallery]

Vintage Rose Choker “This delicate rose
blossom was handmade
with a piece of vintage
fabric… polymerized using
my original art cloth
technique.” ~Cindy Lietz

As you may have noticed from today’s featured Gallery post, as well as from previous ones (see Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace for another example of a recent Gallery feature), these photo spreads are included here at the blog to provide you guys with creative jewelry making ideas and inspiration.

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Vintage Rose Polymerized Choker:

Vintage Rose Choker


Romantic, airy and just plain beautiful!

This lovely unique handcrafted choker is the perfect accessory for the woman with a romantic soul.

The delicate rose blossom that graces the center of this beautiful piece, was handmade with a piece of vintage fabric… polymerized using my original art cloth technique.

The edges of the Polymerized Cloth were singed by the flame of a burning candle, before the material was formed into the delicate and light, yet durable polymer rose blossom.

Using an open weave pattern, the light and airy band of the choker was created with tiny shimmering glass beads and Garnet colored Soft Flex Wire, in a graceful open link design.

The ends of the necklace are finished using copper links, a hematite dangle and a copper lobster clasp. This choker is adjustable from 14″ (36 cm) to 17 1/2″ (43 cm) in length.

Price: $40 (US) Vintage Rose Choker – If you are interested in purchasing the piece shown in today’s gallery post, then please send an email to let me know. Be sure to include your full mailing address so I can work out the shipping cost and get back to you with payment instructions.


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  1. Bonnie Kreger, 10 January, 2011

    That is beautiful, looks so vintage and elegant.

  2. Laura Z, 10 January, 2011

    What a lovely piece! I love how you’ve made it into a romantic choker. I immediately thought of a 60’s flower child. I was trying to figure out how you did the band of the choker and was wondering how you made the individual circles and then I “got it”. Now I’m just wondering how you so seamlessly attached the band to the rose. You’ve thought of everything here – from the singed tips of the roses to the added interest of the iridescent bead on the band of the choker to the copper findings and hematite for the bauble at the back. Just beautiful!! That’s why you’re the teacher!!

  3. Phaedrakat, 10 January, 2011

    So pretty! I am definitely inspired…a poly-fabric rose will be “growing” in my own home soon! I promise not to steal the complete choker idea, although I really love your design! Cool idea with the SoftFlex, too. Great job, Cindy — you certainly know how to create the loveliest pieces!

  4. Heather Pyle, 10 January, 2011

    Cindy, I am really inspired by the Polymerized Fabric technique. I have been working on combining my love of fiber w/ my love of jewelry and polymer clay. This is the perfect marriage. Your Fabric Rose is wonderful!!

  5. Koolbraider, 10 January, 2011

    This is beautiful. I was also curious about the “circles”, wicked cool!

  6. Jeanne C., 10 January, 2011

    The rose is beautiful and so elegant! Looking forward to the tutorial. :)

  7. Loretta Carstensen, 10 January, 2011

    Beautiful fabric rose. Very inspiring. I might to make something with this. :-)

  8. pattw, 10 January, 2011

    The Rose is so dainty ! Romantic it is. Give us a hint – in a small tute, please.

  9. Catalina, 10 January, 2011

    Haven’t tried this technique yet. Now, I have too! This is very unique. Your creativity never seems to cease.

  10. pattw, 12 January, 2011

    @Catalina: Found the Diamond Dust. Yeah! Glad you told me it was with the glue. I never would have looked there. But a nice young man who worked there showed me right where it was. I used my birthday 40% off to but it. Thanks again for sharing.

  11. DawnB, 10 January, 2011

    Beautiful. Nuff said. Love this.

  12. Lupe Meter, 10 January, 2011

    Beautiful creation, Cindy…abolutely love it! I loved how you used the Soft Flex wire with the piece. It looks very vintage!

  13. Sara Hardin, 11 January, 2011

    Love this, Cindy!

  14. pollyanna, 11 January, 2011

    A timeless creation… it.

  15. Elizabeth Kerr, 12 January, 2011

    Hi cCndy and all
    Thsi is just what your polmerized fabric is made for and you have done it proud.
    So pretty.
    I guess we will all want to make roses now. I do hope you sell it, it is beautiful.
    Cant wait to get to this technique.


  16. DJ, 12 January, 2011

    Everyone has pretty much said it all….from the lovely rose technique, to the components. This is such a beautifully designed choker.

  17. Rada Francis, 12 January, 2011


  18. Jocelyn, 23 April, 2011

    Tried small ones, torn from print mags in shades of red. Glued them all on a collaged background from the same medium. Great what you can do in bed these days!!!!

    Makes a great lampshade, especially as the light shines through it. Dusty? Make a new one.

    Thanks Cindy.

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