The original lucite and rhinestone brooch has mellowed to the lovely amber color you see at the top of the post. Such a sweet bow, and even sweeter with digitally replaced rhinestones!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Another favorite from my studio cabinets are lovely beaded flower components from the 1960s. The seed beads are strung on thin wire and wrapped around each petal of the metal finding. The petals have serrated edges that help hold the wire in place. Similar components can easily be created from the many gorgeous findings available today. The original color of this flower is the lovely blue opal color in the bottom picture.
It's Winter where we live in the USA, and for us that means a lot of rain. Days, weeks and months of rain. But soon, it will be Spring! We have been cleaning up our birdhouses and reading up on what nesting materials to provide for our lovely feathered friends. In celebration of Spring-to-come, I'm so happy to share this vintage print - aren't the colors of these eggs gorgeous?
A bit brighter in hue than the usual post, but I just love this vintage stencil. It was tossed in with a box of my father's old drafting supplies; he is an engineer like his father. The stencil measures about 4 inches wide and is made out of thick, transparent plastic that has yellowed with age into this lovely amber color.
The flatback glass flowers are 1930s vintage, also in a lovely amber hue. But, as always, I just can't seem to keep from experimenting... and thought you might enjoy a nice olivine color as well!