Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Shabby Cottage Studio, back of card paper from vintage book endpages, tatted lace, vintage lace, a vintage brass token, computer-generated wording "Gloria in excelsis Deo," public domain image, and new gold wired ribbon.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
S'more Couture this week. I used a copy of a vintage postcard, vintage eyelet lace, embroidered net laces and lace edging, vintage rosebud trim, vintage velvet ribbon, an old doll dress strip, a piece of a vintage blue rhinestone earring and I added a few other new ribbons to the mix. I'd forgotten how fun it is to create with mixed media.
Friday, October 21, 2011
vintageimagemadness.com -- Nativity-Postcard Collage Sheet.
I used end papers from an old book on the back, collage sheet from shabbycottagestudio, collage photo from Vintage Image Madness (see above link), a handmade stencil (silly me put all my vintage brass stencils in an auction--last week!! I knew I'd need them!), cheese cloth, a vintage jeweled watch adornment, hand stamped word, and gold ruffled trim.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
impatiensYou can see the dead leaves around these flowers. I wanted to capture the last of the colorful beauty of summer before our first big frost predicted for tonight. God so loves me by creating flowers. Thank you, God. Now for frost! : )
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I've been having fun making these little cluster pendants--one in bronze and one in silver. I have the bronze one and Deena will have the silver one. I used acorn charms, leaf charms, a green triangular crystal with magenta and gold iridescent sides, a turquoise pearly oblong bead, a small turquoise and maize glass bead, and a gold glass bead. Tiny matte-finished glass beads border the beads on the bronze pendant and silver glass beads border the beads on the silver pendant. I love wearing mine and I'm not a jewelry lover. I also love Fall and wearing this pendant helps me celebrate it.
Monday, October 10, 2011
S'more Couture makes these and they are so cute. I've traded a few of my flowers for a couple of hers. Now I've made two more to wear (or maybe sell). I love wearing these even if they are a bit much to some. Maybe I could call myself a jewelry lover now--maybe. Bracelets are cute but they do get in my way. I'm such a Plain Jane at heart.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I trimmed the bridal veil the other day (sidenote: the bride loved it) and was left with two strips of lightweight tulle--what to do? I made these two fluffy flowers with pearls and a tiny glass beaded flower as their centers. The things I've been making lately have no place to go as yet--waiting for just the right time and shop.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The bottom flower has been sitting around since last summer waiting for me to put a center inside. I've added a vintage crystal cone bead topped with a small pearl, two brass butterflies, a large pearl, a large crystal and a rhinestone sparkle. I used three materials and formed a ranunculus shape. It stands up from the base an inch or so and has a small alligator clip on the felt bottom.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sadie's happy today and she should be. It's the first time she's modeled a wedding headpiece.
You can hardly see her scars while wearing this little number.
Amy had a girl ask her to make a wedding veil for her and she said, "yes" then called me. Amy's talented but not with the needle. She gave me a veil that had been given to her and I tore everything off, leaving just the nylon mesh around the wire and globs of hot glue. I had the lace pieces, the satiny fabric and the beads. All I had to do was put it together. It took me a few days of thinking about it, then I just began adding stuff. I basically covered the whole form with the lace, made the flowers, sewed them on (quite a feat seeing as I had to work around the glue) and added the beads and tulle. The girl only wanted a shoulder-length veil and this is a little longer than that. It gives us some wiggle room if she wants it shorter--easier to do that than add more, though it could be done with some maneuvering. It was fun to make and took me about 3 hours--not bad for my first ever wedding veil, I think.