Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019

Collection by DAKOTA rAE dUST

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My colourful statement jewellery, accessories and embellished clothing pair bold vinyl prints with new, vintage and recycled fabrics. I love that by including vintage and recycled fabrics something old and discarded can become precious. I source fabrics from charity shop sale rails, recycling centres and house clearances. I would like to enter my EMBELLISHED SWEATSHIRTS into the BEST PRODUCT category. ​

dAKOTA rAE dUST
Keep your eyes peeled. This colourful collection featuring graphic glitter stripes, geometric shapes and fluoro fringe launches in June. Photo by Weronika Karczewska modelled by Sophie Kitten Clothing Orange Fabric, Green Fabric, Geometric Fabric, Geometric Shapes, Bold Jewelry, Jewellery, Textile Jewelry, Bold Stripes, Recycled Fabric

NEW graphic stripes collection dropping soon!

Keep your eyes peeled. This colourful collection featuring graphic glitter stripes, geometric shapes and fluoro fringe launches in June. Photo by Weronika Karczewska modelled by Sophie Kitten Clothing

About the designer behind dAKOTA rAE dUST. meet Bec, passionate recycler, professional magpie and textile junkie. Textile Jewelry, Jewellery, Wedding Hats, Rave Wear, Recycled Fabric, Statement Jewelry, Textile Design, Swatch, Print Design

About me

This is me, bec. I studied Textiles and Surface Design at BCUC, back in 2001-2004. Since then i have worked at a swatch studio and for a couple of fashion/textile agents in London, designing prints and embroideries for womenswear. More recently i held a key role at a very small rave wear label, who hand finish all their products using an exciting array of techniques, involving hand mixed UV REACTIVE RUBBERS, screen and vinyl printing. I currently run dAKOTA rAE dUST full time.

Friend's and fellow makers often donate unwanted fabrics and textile off cuts for me to repurpose. I am currently creating a jewellery range that features this print. House Clearance, Recycling Center, Mollie Makes, Charity Shop, Wedding Hats, Something Old, Recycled Fabric, Statement Jewelry, Vintage Floral

Vintage floral bedsheet

Friend's and fellow makers often donate unwanted fabrics and textile off cuts for me to repurpose. I am currently creating a jewellery range that features this print.

bib necklaces, tint teardrop studs and embellished earrings, inspired by, and featuring vintage floral fabric. Turquoise Tassel Earrings, Fabric Earrings, Pink Earrings, Statement Earrings, Crochet Earrings, Textile Jewelry, Fabric Jewelry, Jewellery, Vintage Floral Fabric

Vintage floral fabric jewellery

This COLOURFUL TEXTILE JEWELLERY range was inspired by and includes, pieces of vintage floral fabric, kindly donated to me by a friend who once worked as a textile designer. The bright orange, neon red, glittery purple and pale lilac POP against the dark floral print in bib necklaces and a selection of earrings

I’m a firm believer in colour’s ability to lift mood, and that dressing to please ourselves can be empowering and confidence building. I want to create jewellery and accessories that bring all these benefits to the wearer. Mollie Makes, Orange And Turquoise, Confidence Building, Recycled Fabric, Tassel Earrings, Statement Earrings, Tassels, Awards, Dressing

STATEMENT EARRINGS in Summery shades

I’m a firm believer in colour’s ability to lift mood, and that dressing to please ourselves can be empowering and confidence building. I want to create jewellery and accessories that bring all these benefits to the wearer.

Metallic gold and silver work beautifully with the recycled monochrome printed fabrics that i sourced for last year's Christmas collection. The fabrics in this collection came from charity shop sale rails and the textile recycling centre in Bristol, which sadly no longer runs kilo sales.  Many of these fabrics were once high street dresses and skirts, discarded once the season is over. Textile Recycling, High Street Dresses, House Clearance, Mollie Makes, Shop Sale, Silver Work, Charity Shop, Something Old, Recycled Fabric

Christmas colourways

Metallic gold and silver work beautifully with the recycled monochrome printed fabrics that i sourced for last year's Christmas collection. The fabrics in this collection came from charity shop sale rails and the textile recycling centre in Bristol, which sadly no longer runs kilo sales. Many of these fabrics were once high street dresses and skirts, discarded once the season is over.

 Find dAKOTA rAE dUST at markets across the South West and several Bristol stockists. Fabric Rosette, Rosettes, Gloucester Road, House Clearance, My Market, I Am Statements, Recycling Center, Crafty Fox, Mollie Makes

My market family

I sell my statement jewellery, recycled fabric rosettes and embellished sweatshirts regularly at The Frome Independent and several other markets and craft events including The Tobacco Factory Sunday Market, Native Makers, Etsy Made Local and Crafty Fox. My work can also be found in a select few Independent shops around Bristol and my sister in (UN)law's cafe, Jackalope on Gloucester road. Photograph by Sarah Brittain Edwards, taken at Native Makers Market Plymouth

The limited availability of the second hand fabrics i use and slow construction techniques means every piece is limited edition. I make every item myself in my Bristol home studio. Hands at work - dakota rae dust Textile Jewelry, Jewellery, Mollie Makes, Wedding Hats, Something Old, Recycled Fabric, Statement Jewelry, Textile Design, Bristol

Hand cut, hand stitched

The limited availability of the second hand fabrics i use and slow construction techniques means every piece is limited edition. I make every item myself in my Bristol home studio. Hands at work - dakota rae dust

COLOURFUL TASSEL EARRINGS in neon orange, red, purple and gold. Bold, statement earrings with a fluorescent tassel by dakota rae dust Funky Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Vintage Fabrics, Vintage Prints, Textile Recycling, Red Purple, Orange Red, Recycled Fabric, Etsy Uk

Fluorescent orange tassel earrings by dakota rae dust

This pair are my current faves. They featured in the etsy uk spring/summer catalogue!

About the designer behind dAKOTA rAE dUST. House Clearance, Mollie Makes, Charity Shop, Wedding Hats, Something Old, Recycled Fabric, Tassel Earrings, Statement Jewelry, Textile Design

bec a.k.a dakota rae dust

This is me wearing a pair of my neon orange statement tassel earrings. My work is playful and bold and in some cases has quite a theatrical element to it. This means my pieces are often bought for special occasions or to wear at festivals where people really want to stand out.

I studied textiles and surface design at Uni and continue to use stitch and fabric focused techniques when designing and making my jewellery. Photo by Weronika Karczewska taken at my desk Jewellery Photo, House Clearance, Mollie Makes, Textile Jewelry, Something Old, Recycled Fabric, Statement Jewelry, Textile Design, Surface Design

Textile Jewellery by dakota rae dust

I studied textiles and surface design at Uni and continue to use stitch and fabric focused techniques when designing and making my jewellery. Photo by Weronika Karczewska taken at my desk

Each sweatshirt embellishment features 5 vinyl printed and hand cut teardrop shapes. These are hand stitched into place. House Clearance, Mollie Makes, Something Old, Recycled Fabric, Statement Jewelry, Hand Stitching, Awards, Sweatshirt, Shapes

Preparing vinyl printed jewel shapes

Each sweatshirt embellishment features 5 vinyl printed and hand cut teardrop shapes. These are hand stitched into place.

Many of my sweatshirt embellishments feature recycled fabric applique panels. The monochrome printed cotton used in the sweatshirt pictured was rescued from the textile recycling centre before being washed and repurposed.   Wherever possible i also use recycled jersey as a base for my 2d vinyl printed jewels (the teardrops). This comes from damaged/well worn and no longer wearable sweatshirts or tracksuit bottoms that i donated to me by friends and washed before being repurposed. Textile Recycling, Black And White Fabric, Applique Fabric, Tracksuit Bottoms, Recycled Fabric, Unisex Fashion, Dusty Pink, Printed Cotton, 2d

Featuring recycled fabric applique panels

Many of my sweatshirt embellishments feature recycled fabric applique panels. The monochrome printed cotton used in the sweatshirt pictured was rescued from the textile recycling centre before being washed and repurposed. Wherever possible i also use recycled jersey as a base for my 2d vinyl printed jewels (the teardrops). This comes from damaged/well worn and no longer wearable sweatshirts or tracksuit bottoms that i donated to me by friends and washed before being repurposed.

This Grey slouchy fit sweatshirt is embellished with African fabric applique panels, a shiny gold mirror print and pale blue teardrops. These sweatshirts are popular year round as they make stylish Christmas jumpers AND colourful cover ups for chilly evenings in the festival fields. Applique Fabric, Christmas Jumpers, Grey And Gold, Recycled Fabric, African Fabric, Unisex Fashion, Grey Sweatshirt, Printed Cotton, Fields

Grey and gold embellished sweatshirt with pale blue teardrops and African fabric applique panels

This Grey slouchy fit sweatshirt is embellished with African fabric applique panels, a shiny gold mirror print and pale blue teardrops. These sweatshirts are popular year round as they make stylish Christmas jumpers AND colourful cover ups for chilly evenings in the festival fields.