Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flora Bond Too!






I have two girls, One is 11 and the other is 20 months! They are so much fun! My older daughter Kiah told me that I needed to make some "necklaces for little girls, not just for mom's!" Kiah is very big for her age and Kimi (my 20 month old is very small for her age so I asked a very good friend if her daughter could be my model, she is such a cutie!



I have gotten many requests for them also, so I made up 3 new designs. One is still in the studio about 1/2 finished. Keep a look out! the 3rd design, it has more flowers and colors.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another helper of mine...




This is my scary, but funky little gal. She is very retro with long eyelashes. I love the different vintage prints on her clothes. She has a cute steampunk hairdo and these big legs and feet, she is definitely not a Barbie, thank goodness!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inspiration needed....







Here are some of my favorite pictures of items that give me color inspiration....YUM
Nature is a wondrous adventure of colors and textures!










Sometimes you need to outdoors for a good flow of inspiration. I love to look at the colors in nature and breath in some fresh air. Look at the color of this wild flowers, so pretty. The yellow roses smell like sweet lemons.






How sweet are these baby ducklings! they have the softest pail yellow feathers with a bit of darker yellow. How can you not love yellow when you see these darling babies. I am thinking three colors of yellow and light green Hmmmm. Just the color of something, texture, or design of something gets the creative juices flowing.






Friday, June 19, 2009

The very first...




The very first sale! I loved these vintage earrings I added a few beads and hooks, They had been sitting around for years, found at an estate sale. I remember rummaging through all this vintage jewelry not really caring, not knowing the amazing find in front of me. Paid $1.50 for them. Just to buy something because I was stuck there with my dad. LOL, Now I remember, this guy, kinda cute, was looking at the jewelry also, He had picked up these earrings and a few other things, set them down together and kept looking, I figured they must be really cool ( and I did like to flirt.). So I tried to snatch them and he noticed , "do you want these?" and I said yes, and did my pretty walk to the register. LOL, I do not remember if I got his number or not.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A new blog needs new photos of the studio!





Yes, I love vintage, I should take a picture of the rest of the room, because the rest is modern with touches of vintage. The photo below is my eating area with some modern and vintage prints in contemporary frames. The studio table is very contemporary/vintage , with clean lines but I sit in a cute painted vintage chair!



OK, I cleaned a bit for you, shoved everything over to fit in the photo. I open up all the old jewelry boxes to get my creative juices flowing. The favorites are on top, only the lucky designs get these!



Helpers are very important! My kids tend to just want to throw my beads, these two pretty ladies are a little more helpful. Maggie, on the left, loves her hair piece and is always willing to give advice.




A big pile of lace and trim are in a old hat box, baking in the studio until they are "ready".




Boxes of beads are waiting for their appearance! You look more organized when you take a close-up picture LOL!





I love the look of stacked fabric, I color coordinate them in stacks. They also happen to look pretty this way also. Little wooden lady in red and the milk man are having an affair (which I do not approve of ) and need to hide out in the studio. I might have to split these two up!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Up for auction today!!

These are up for auction for Carol Decker & her family. 100% of the money raised goes directly to Carol and Scott!Aucton is today the 14th!Tiny vintage brass crowns with vintage glass beads and pearls. All on brass.Visit this blog for more info. http://www.auctionforcarol.blogspot.com/

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