One of the Birdsong 3 swaps I was working on had us creating a rosette; well, I got to designing layers of petals with vintage fabrics and I can't seem to stop! Here's one in progress, with a Tiffany blue center -- it's not the one I'm giving away in the swap but I am enamored by it! You can see how I finally taught myself to do it: sewing the layers on a piece of felt which I will later trim away. I love pairing aqua with salmon red -- it's unexpected but beautiful, I think.
Then, I had a chance to work on a project I've been dreaming of doing for about a year -- ever since Karla gifted me this GORGEOUS Breakfast at Tiffany's pendant she got at the Affair at Tiffany's event last Spring. She is so sweet: knowing how much I love the movie/wanted to go to the event/was drooling over all the photos, she sent it to me!
~Isn't it TO DIE FOR?~ I've been saving it for just the right inspiration...which came in the form of rosary/glass beaded chain, pale pastel pearls, chandelier glass, and a rhinestone key. Remember how in the movie Holly was always losing her apartment key?
I used three kinds of chain because the pendant is heavy; then, I added this fantastic piece of vintage bling that I purchased a while back from a woman who was destashing.
To give you an idea of the size: here I am wearing it. I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Thank you again, Karla!
While I was at it, I decided to make a bracelet, too. The centerpiece on this one was a gift from Tamatha; she gave it to me as a pendant on a silver chain and I took the pendant off, put it on the bracelet, and used the chain in the necklace I just showed you.
Don't look too closely or else you can see that the glue was still wet when I took this photo -- but I was too impatient to wait. It dries clear.
I have another beautiful handmade Audrey pendant that was a gift from Tami; I took time to add a backing to the pendant while I was at it!
I love that pretty crown print on the paper, which I then sealed with Decoupage. I will wear this as a pendant on its own.
Ah! Okay, that Breakfast at Tiffany's fix ought to hold me for a while -- how about you?