Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vintage Flowers, Heirloom Corsage

These flowers are over 40 years old. They are from Europe and travelled to this country with my mother when she came to start her family here in America. The flowers have been packed away carefully. I took them apart and stitched in layers. I added some vintage pearls into the center cups. The flowers were mounted onto vintage bias tape in soft pink.

The look is sweet and simple. The flowers have a true vintage feeling.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sea Pottery from the coast of Scotland

This Sea Pottery was found on the coast of Scotland. I have about 2 lbs. of treasures to work with. I want to use them for pendants and mosaics. They all have been smoothed by the waves of the North Sea. The pottery shards come from shipwrecks and other fantastical events of the past. I love to hold them up to the light and imagine...