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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tie it up!

Cinch your waist with one of these funky, yet beautiful belts!  I'll be making a slew of these to take to Mount Dora!

I received notification of my spot - I'm right by City Hall on 5th Ave., at the edge of the show near the main stage and Sun Trust Bank.  Only one month to go!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Name found!

Thanks to Tara, with a little twist of my own, my chandelier has been named Facets of an Artful Life.  That pretty much sums up what I want it to say!

I'm getting excited for Mount Dora!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Help name my new chandelier!

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

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!