Thursday, October 05, 2006

More recent projects

In addition to the stuff I was making for my first show, I squeezed in time to make a couple of gifts for special birthdays. This necklace and earrings set was for my mom's birthday. It has a carved mother-of-pearl flower on the drop portion of the necklace that didn't photograph well. All the bead colors were taken from its beautiful shades . Hope it coordinates well with lots of stuff in your closet, Carla!

Here's a pennant banner I made for my sweet sis's 4oth birthday. Not as dark as it appears here. The letters are glittered for a little festive sparkle.

I survived!

Art in the Garden, my very first show and sale, was last Saturday. Unfortunately, the day was exceedingly windy, wet and cold for this time of year so it could have been just awful. However, the cheerful attitudes of my Feisty Chick Art Studio sisters and the hardy souls who braved the rotten weather to view our work made for a fun day in spite of it all. I sold a number of pieces and enjoyed the experience very much. Sadly, I forgot to charge my camera battery so all I have to show you is this picture of my friend Rosie, displaying her usual enthusiasm and good humor. Hi Rosie!

More Buckets & Bottles

The Skinny Li'l Bucket would make a great receptacle for paint brushes or pens & pencils. With vintage silverplate teaspoons for handles and tiny wooden spools for feet, it's a perfectly unique idea for any lady's (teacher's?) desk. Sold.

The turquoise and bright pink Diva Pail is medium-sized and is edged with fru-fru tulle trim in pink, blue, purple and yellow with a vintage rhinestone brooch in the same colors and a pretty bow. Sold.

On the left is my Autumn Fire Funky Bucket. The leaf is embossed metal that's been dyed and mounted on hand-marbled paper. Sold.

The vintage Black Cat shoe polish bottle is embellished with a small round "scaredy cat" tag as well as a manila shipping tag with a cool image of three old hags dressed as witches, apparently having a tea party. Suitably odd for Hallowe'en. Sold.

This bucket is perfect for any Young Miss. It is quite large and is done in soft shades of pale pink, minty green and ivory. The bow-topped locket holds a vintage portrait of a pretty young girl. Subtle French flavor plus vintage bits and bobs. Lovely gift for a diva-in-training or a sentimental sweetie! For sale in my Etsy store.