About my aunt, she has a sewing company with high profile clients. These women only use high quality fabric that sometimes can run about hundreds of dollars per meter. So these are very high quality fabric left over, not just some cheap crap. There are no inserts/core/bone inside the bangles, that makes them very flexible although not stretchy. They can stretch as much as the fabric allows. Among the material used, there are Chiffon, Taffeta, Silk, Silk Sateen, Hand painted Batik (Indonesian's traditional textile), and many others. I'm glad she supports my crafts 100%. She's a regular client of my jewelry as well.
The beads I used for these fabric bangles are high quality acrylic crystals, glass beads, faux pearls, and seed beads. We'll see how far this design will take me :) Let's make this planet greener. Repurposing at best!
I love these bangles. Do you?
Find my soft sculpture fabric bangles and necklace in Popnicute Studio! And a TUTORIAL for making Fabric Bangles in PopnicuteSupplies Studio :)