Sunday, March 31, 2013

Meet the Pixie Chicks!

Happy Easter everyone!!  I've been itching to try something new for a while....something fanciful and just, well....SILLY!!  As in my jewelry, I love to mix it up using unexpected combinations.  These two gals are up and ready for ADVENTURE!  They are crafted from reclaimed fabrics that have seen better days....sweaters, jeans, and shirts.  Their faces say it all---it's time to party!!!

The Pixie Chicks have jean pockets on their backs loaded with some type of confection that they need for the this case, it's sour Skittles----and they AREN'T sharing!!  The pockets can hold any little treasure found along the path or perhaps a tooth for the tooth fairy??!!  These would make perfect gifts for children.  Stay tuned...they will soon have their own Etsy Shop!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Old Hollywood

When I came across this powder tin I fell in LOVE....the colors, the pattern, those gold and black stripes!  It reminded me of something that may have been on Rita Hayworth's dressing table back in the day with a cute puff inside.  It sat for quite a while in my studio...I didn't want to rush it.  Yesterday I finally got a vision--and I was determined to milk as many pieces as I absolutely could from it!!
The words written in french....ahhhh......
I was set on using those stripes in one of the pieces, so these were the first pieces I created...graphic yet soft at the same time!
Had to create a necklace, of course, and I wanted to capture all of the little details in the patterns!
I so wanted to use the pretty arch on the lid where the turquoise met the stripes and combine it with the flowers.  I'm so sad that this tin is long gone now (at least the flower portion), but I'm happy with how much I was able to get out of it!!