Saturday, February 12, 2011

To The Gala And Home Again...

Hello, All!

I want to share with you a soldered piece I created to gift a fellow MAMA artisan with.

This is one of the perks of being a Valentine Gala Attendee...getting to know amazing people, LITERALLY laughing until you cry, and FABULOUS gifts!

This chain is another of my beloved rosary-style chains...Yes, I'm terribly addicted!!! You will most likely see more in the near future :)

This charm spins on the end of the chain so that you can equally admire both sides as you wear it.

The back is a base of vintage French book pages covered in a creamy lace. The rhinestones are from a broken vintage necklace I rescued and gave new life.

I just love this necklace and I hope Martica does, as well. Drop by her blog and check out some of her lovely projects!!! Amazing work!

Thanks so much for dropping by.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Heart

Hello!!! Can you believe it's February??? Oh, my!!!

In honor of a wonderful *Gala* I'll be attending in a few, short days, I have a project to share with you :)

I recently joined a little contest, hostessed by fellow MAMA artisan-extraordinaire Terri. She provided us with a pattern and no short amount of inspiration, and then set us on our way!

When I found this beautiful fabric, I knew I had to have it!!! It was a bit bright, so I threw it in a tea bath - which gave it just the right vintage tone :)

My heart is held closed by wrapping some crinkly (tea-dyed, as well!), seam binding around several times and securing with a bow. It reminds me of a delicate slipper.

I kept the heart's outside very simple and only added a few fabric flowers with vintage rhinestone centers.

It hangs from a pearl, pink and silver rosary chain.

For the inside, I knew I wanted to incorporate ruffles. I've left the edges of the ruffles raw to add softness and a rustic feel.

Vintage rhinestones and some hand beading add some sparkle. And, of course, it wouldn't be Marie without a crown!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!