Linnéa : Last week I got an assignment to make a camera belt for a photographer. I took the measurements from the old belt but the rest was for me to decide and design.
The length of the belt was 120 cm! So I used the leather of a pair of old but unused leather pants. I wasn't sure about how it would go but I am really happy with result and I think the camera guy will be too.
When I moved to this country I dropped everything and for a long while (it took time to get permits etc) I didn't have a job. So living off just my meager savings, half a salary (my partner was a student) and my in laws, we did not have much money to go around. Actually we had no money at all.
Unfortunately around this time my partner's friends all started to get married and as the custom here is to give the married couple a check to "start their new life" (and pay for the huge party), we had a problem. We decided that we would create something together (music and art) and give the married couple a gift instead. But the task drowned when the number of married friends became so large that we didn't know where to begin and how to end.
Then our friend Sarai found a chair on the street and with no idea on how I should redo it, I took inspiration from her life and made Sarai's Tel Aviv Chair - it became their wedding gift. Shortly thereafter Sarai gave me another chair and I decided to make it into a theme.
This chair is for Adi and Michelle.
Michelle's favourite colour is orange - thereof the legs. They both love all night parties and India - thereof the "Mandala" created by casual jeans scraps with the trance colours of orange, pink and red. The back rest is also made from jeans cutoffs and shaped after the hexagon pattern on a football (soccer ball) since Adi is a huge fan and a sports journalist.
I hope they will enjoy it.
At the moment there are 3 other chairs in the process of becoming wedding gifts...
I have a small dog and small dogs get cold in the winter time, even here in Israel. So I made her a beautiful " coat " from old seventhies fabric and of course some more to sell in the store. For the inside, I used a fleece blanket so it would give her warmth!
And the most important, she really likes it .
It has been a long time since I´ve done something new from leather and I had some jackets from before that I had already cut into pieces. So I started to play around and finally one jacket collar became a belt, with pockets from an old pair of leather pants. The other belt was created from the arms of the jacket and I just added some cut out triangular pieces that was laying around.
I love vests!
I don´t own many because I am very picky about how they should look and the one´s I create, I sell in my clothes store Chakra in Rishon LeZion.
Yesterday I got some old huge jeans and directly started to make new cool vests from them. I lined them with some fun material to give it an extra touch and voila!
Linnea & Caroline
2 foreigners in Israel trying to find their space. Up-cycling furniture and clothes for a better environment and future.
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