Jewelry designs, garden photos, and anything else that comes to my mind!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Framed Glitter Pins

I made some brooches using resin, various types of glitter, and rhinestones.  I used purchased metal frames.  Resin can be used in a lot of different ways.  With these brooches, I used a monochromatic color scheme and decided the interest would be in the various shapes and textures.  I used fine glitter, microbead glitter, flakey glitter, and flatback rhinestones. I still need to determine the best way to photograph these.  I had them pinned to a jewelry roll, but I think there must be a better way.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Coupon Code

Just a quick FYI -- I just put up a coupon code for free shipping from my Etsy shop.  This is the first time I have used this application from Etsy.   The code is FSMEMORIALDAY2011.  If it doesn't work, let me know.  If it does work, shop early and shop often!  It is good through Monday, May30th, at midnight.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Bouquet of Iris

Our iris garden is in full swing.  It is brief, yet beautiful, like so many things.  Quite a few of our irises fell over due to their weight, so Allen made this bouquet.  He is my resident flower arranger.  The photo, like others on my blog, will enlarge if you click on it.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

White Pearl Barrettes

I'm a big fan of glass pearls, and white pearls are a classic.  This is a nice barrette for a classic look or a bridal look.  I also made them in a small size.
I've been fairly happy with the hairpiece I purchased from Ulta.  It was on clearance, and then I had a coupon.  I have no idea how one actually uses it on their head, but it is useful for my photography in that you can see how the hair ornaments look on hair.  I originally had it strung up on a necklace display, but then found a styrofoam head at Sally's Beauty supply.  One must roam and shop!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Brown Purple Hair Fascinator with Flower and Feathers

A fascinator is somewhere between a barrette and a hat.  At least, that's how I describe it.  They have become more popular lately.  I have made a few and plan to make more.  I need to use some different vendors, which has been a research task.
This piece is mostly in neutrals, but it needed a bit of a "punch", so I added a blue/purple feather to the other brown tones.
Working on the fascinators brings back pleasant memories of my great aunt Leila, who owned a millinery store in Santa Cruz, California.  She might be pleased to know the netting is back in style now also!  I remember playing in her store and looking at all those colorful hats!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Flowers for Mother's Day

Here are some garden photos of flowers, just in time for Mother's Day!  I hope everyone enjoys this Sunday, mom status or otherwise.
I don't know the name of the red tulip.  I believe the pink tulip is a Menton, and the white tulip is a Diane.