Irene Neuwirth Makes a Flower Necklace Out of Paper


The Los Angeles jeweler goes exterior the field for her newest creation, a part of our Designer D.I.Y. collection.

At a time when everyone seems to be remoted at dwelling, nervous about spending cash and with out an event to decorate up, what can we do that will help you cross the time?

Kinds has began a collection of print-and-keep D.I.Y. wardrobe customization concepts, just like the stitching patterns that shiny magazines used to offer. We wish you to recollect the enjoyment of trend and be taught (or bear in mind) how one can make issues at dwelling. A few of trend’s best-known artistic skills shall be available to information you thru the method.

“On a typical day, I’d be in my studio designing,” stated Irene Neuwirth, a jewellery designer identified for her use of candy-colored gems. “It’s what I like to do and the place I like to be.”

However whereas sheltering in place at her California dwelling, Ms. Neuwirth hadn’t simply misplaced entry to her artistic house, but additionally to her storage of valuable and semiprecious stones. What’s a jewellery designer to do with out her jewels?

Return to the fundamentals — sketching and portray — and mess around with some new supplies.

Right here, Ms. Neuwirth used one among her spring 2020 designs as inspiration for a colourful, one-of-a-kind necklace. She accomplished the venture in about three hours, she stated, “with pauses to take the canine out, sit within the yard, reply emails.”


On white sheets of paper, Ms. Neuwirth drew seven distinct flowers, utilizing her turquoise tropical flower cuff as a information. Then she painted every flower in shades of blue, pink or yellow.

Draw every flower in barely various sizes, with the biggest being about 3 inches in diameter. Ideally no two blooms will look precisely alike; that’s the appeal of the venture.

Fill in every with a watercolor — both the summery palate Ms. Neuwirth selected or your personal mixture of colours. Let the flowers dry earlier than slicing out every one.


Utilizing your double-sided tape, fasten the again of every flower onto your ribbon or twine.

Prepare the flowers in order that they’re all touching, with some edges barely overlapping.

Tie the ends of the ribbon in a bow.

Credit score…through Irene Neuwirth


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