I created a collection of these gorgeous textile jewelry pieces by Krista R for those who aren't familiar with her work: http://www.polyvore.com/krista_collection/collection?id=3644588. For me they're exquisite pieces of art and rare treasures. If you style one of these beauties please tag me as I'd love to see your set!

Creating textile jewelry has evolved into a passion and a process of meditation where time stops for Krista. The technique she uses has evolved from 10 years of hand sewing and beading experience, and her visions are influenced by the historical costumes, ball gowns and accessories of past centuries, as well as by antique textiles, Pre-Raphaelite paintings and the colors of nature. She describes the feel of creating her signature pieces close to painting a picture with threads and beads.

Krista calls her technique of freehand embroidery “intuitive sewing”, since most designs are created without any sketches. Over the years, Krista has learned to trust the sense of color and the feel of material and texture completely. Her embroidered textile accessories are one-of-a-kind or very limited edition of 2-3 pieces due to the rare antique and vintage materials used and the intuitive process of creating. Her favorite fibers to work with are natural: silk, cotton, mohair and linen. Krista has a background in professional jewelry and graphic design, and she started her line of distinctively hand-embroidered accessories about ten years ago. She loves to experiment with different embroidery techniques, mix details/textures and discover fresh color harmonies.

Created in the Polyvore iPad app. http://www.polyvore.com/iOS

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elegancerules
Wrote two years ago
Stunning necklace and a perfectly accessorized outfit!

cindycook10
Wrote two years ago
Beautiful

thewondersoffashion
Wrote two years ago
Wonderful!!!

pamwhite994
Wrote two years ago
Gorgeous outfit, gorgeous necklace!!

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