Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Garden of Happiness 4
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Garden of Happiness 5
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
I found gorgeous lace & sequin trim and a vintage japanese velvet leaf for it. A white open satin rose, three of my signature dupioni silk rolled rosettes, lots of tulle (I love tulle!) and here comes the beauty.
Sent the photos to Niki and she said she loves it. I am so excited to know what she thinks once she sees it in person.
Hope everyone is enjoying summer. It's so warm here, so lovely!
Monday, 21 June 2010
So if you like it, check my Etsy store once in a while. I'll list it in my Etsy as soon as I receive my photos.
Have a great week, everyone!
Monday, 14 June 2010
This bouquet is made of a collection of vintage brooches and earrings in all shades of yummy cream, with a little bit of gold accent and well, may be a tiny bit of french vanilla or milky coffe :). There are some quite old pieces dated back to the 1940's which I love! It was actually really hard to part with my carved celluloid flowers - roses and some lacey ones but I thought they'd go really well in this bouquet, so may be this is a better place for them.
The bouquet is surrounded by beautiful hand ruffled light cream jacquard ribbon and backed with plenty of matching light cream tulle for a 'petitskirt' effect.
The handle is wrapped with the same jacquard ribbon and at the end of it a beautiful shiny cream habutai silk bow is attached (this is however detachable if you choose not to have it).
Look at the above picture! I try to photoshop it so you can get an idea how the bouquet would look in the end. Well, I will be embroidering it by hand and those cushions are small so I am afraid you you can't choose the font - it'll be my handwritting :) but I am sure it'll be beautiful - I have been hand embroidering sice I was 8. You can choose the colour for the monogram, though.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Brooch Bouquets : Bold & Bright
Below are another type of brooch bouquets which are focussed more on a certain theme, or colour scheme.Brooch Bouquets : Theme
It's actually very hard to divide those bouquets into groups as I've done above. There are bouquets which have a little bit of everything and indeed a combination of two or more styles listed above. I am still exploring and hope I can introduce some new types this autumn.
If you like what you see here, please check back my blog once in a while for PART 2 : Hair Accessories.
Wishing everyone a bright and happy weekend!
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
This Black Couture necklace was a custom project. I made it for a lovely lady from Canada. Honestly I must say this is not my creation but her and my creation! Thank you Helen! This lady loved my Princess necklace but she wanted something in black. Helen was inspired by the Coco Chanel black lacey statement necklace but she wanted something more romantic, girly and asymmetric. So, more lace for her necklace and as this lady loved Sarah Coventry, I used the Sarah Coventry's Silvery Sunburst brooch for her necklace, together with lots of grey cultured pearls. This lovely lady even chose the vintage black thermoset necklace herself to add to the necklace. All together they made a dreamy combination. The length of this necklace is adjustable so she can wear it low or high. I was so happy when she convoed me saying she really enjoyed her new necklace. Yay!
This Pretty in Pink was made in the same style for a beautiful freshly wed lady from England. She has the most gorgeous big curly blond hair I've ever seen. She wanted something in dusty pink and light cream and here it is. Instead of a big vintage flower I made a huge bloom with plenty of silk blended taffeta petals together with tulles and a sparkly rhinestone center. I have the feeling it'll go better with her beautiful hair.
I saw some lovely YELLOW & GREY wedding inspiration boards in 'The Perfect Palette" blog and thought how beautifully this necklace will go together in a yellow and grey wedding - those trendy colors for 2010 summer ...