Friday, June 29, 2012

vintage assemblage pieces

    I have been having fun creating vintage assemblage pieces lately, but starting back today I am pulling out the clay and creating new steam punk designs. Please look back to see them as they emerge from dreams to reality.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Creating an embellished cuff

Goodness, but it was a lot more labor intensive than I thought. 
 I started out by wrapping a metal cuff base in two layers of cream wool felt. I sewed the felt closed on the top and started decorating in the middle adding on the large glass cameo set in a metal finding. For extra stability I decided to sew everything I could on the wool felt using jewelry floss.   I do not regret sewing on the embellishments, but boy oh boy ,it took forever to get everything in place.   I used a light glue to hold the Rhine stone chains in place as I determined their lay out and then sewed them on as well. From there I added a few items such as a mother of pearl dove pin and vintage earrings.  Last I filled in all the blank areas with medium and small pearls topped with ab crystals.    I believe it turned out lovely but I don't think I want to do it again anytime soon.  
 Let me know what you think and any hints on how to make the next one a bit less labor intense

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The hardest thing to do is start back up what you have left sitting for far to long

I would like to thank everyone for their patience. I have been having hard time with my depression lately it ruled me for far too long, putting my life and crafting on hold. Finally I see some light and am able to create lovely things to give to the world. Please enjoy