Sunday, May 18, 2014

Art and Jewelry Building

A few years ago my art room was turned into a music room for my husband and my art area moved into the dining room.  After my second child was born I decided to pack my art stuff up and put it in the laundry room and made a small sewing space in my bedroom.  I miss my art space, and now with my kiln I really need a space dedicated just for art and jewelry making.  So when hubby's friend offered his building for sale we jumped at the opportunity.  It's a tiny 8x8 building, but it is wired and has an ac unit.  It should be just what I need for making my jewelry and storing most of my supplies (except for my paint, Sculpey, and other items that might be damaged by the temperature variance).  Here it is in our friend's yard, ready to be moved to my place.

She'll have to be moved and painted.  I'm thinking off white with a red door to match the house, then I can do whatever I want inside (which will mean lots of teal, turquoise, hot pink, and citron).  The building is set to be moved Tuesday, and I will keep you guys posted on how the move goes.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fabric Bouquet in Pink, Gray, and White

A wonderful lady at our church commissioned me to do a bouquet for her wedding, and I am so pleased with how well it turned out!  I thought I would share it with you even though it is not jewelry.  She had almost all of the materials, including fabric, rhinestone buttons and brooches, tulle, lace, some pieces of her grandmother's jewelry, some flowers from her mom's wedding and bouquet, and some artificial foliage.  I added the pink material since it was just the right color.

Here's a picture of the color-test I did so I could give her an idea of what the flowers would look like.

Assembly - I ended up making 15 of these flowers!  

Flowers put together, ready to attach to the base.

The finished bouquet!

A detailed shot.

Bouquet in hand.

Miranda was just precious and loved the bouquet!  I was so excited!  It is very special and will look just right with her dress on her big day, and will stay beautiful for her for years to come.