Cinch your waist with one of these funky, yet beautiful belts! I'll be making a slew of these to take to Mount Dora!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Here it is - well, in part! Although it is finished, I was not able to get a good photo of the entire fixture. It is over 30" long and 10" wide, with 5 bulb sockets along the length in the center of the two curved rods. All charms and forks are wired and beaded, and wire is wrapped around each rod.
When I originally began this chandelier, my thought was that the title would somehow reflect the tie between art and life, the richness that art gives one's life. But for some reason I just can't find the right combination of words. Maybe you can help! Just leave a comment here for me to ponder.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Caviar and pearls.....the good life.....easy street.....all of that implied in my first chandelier for the Mount Dora show. I ordered a chandelier with much simpler crystals, then adorned the lampshade with vintage laces and pearls. The large crystals above were picked up in Ohio at a flea market, and the silverplate was from a lovely garage sale. From a pearl necklace which was woven into a thick strand, I unstrung and restrung the draped beads, and individually sewed each separate pearl at the bottom. As I was working I realized it needed more pearls, and the wire-wrapping idea came to me as well as the spoon fulls. And I believe that turned out to be my favorite part. If it doesn't sell, I want it!