Thursday, 23 June 2011

A little weary, a little sparkly

Featuring a pair of vintage silver toned, oxidised metal dangles that I have converted into earrings with bronze tone ear wires.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

What do you see?

The latest necklace that I listed on features a solid brass pendant with incredible filigree detailing. I don't know the age of the piece but most likely from the early to mid 1900s. I believe that they were base stamping components for jewellery designs.

The lady that I got it from says that the piece was a "coppery" colour and not so pretty. So, it was subjected to her altering process. She applied her gold leafing technique and then applied antiquing solution and sealed it. It is finished on both sides and the end result is the golden patina beauty as pictured.

I see "a wing" or "an intricate pendant" or "a butterfly". What do you see?

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Crafty Cinema

In view of the long weekend, I know many of us have crafty projects lined up, or at least, are thinking of attempting to create something. Well, I'm going to attempt some sewing and recently, while reading Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing by Kathy Cano-Murillo, I came across her list of movies that showcased sewing on the silver screen. So gather everyone in the family for some popcorn and sewing!

Nacho Libre (2006)
Lucha libre costumes, masks, and a party suit all made in a church orphanage

Kinky Boots (2005)
Boring shoe factory gets a drag queen makeover by way of boots

The Incredibles (2004)
Dysfunctional superhero costumes

Gone with the Wind (1939)
Emergency dress made from drapes

The Color Purple (1985)
Woman empowers herself by designing trousers

Pretty in Pink (1986)
Prom dress redo

The Sound of Music (1965)
Kids' play clothes made from drapes

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)
Wedding suit repaired with the help of spiders and their silky webbing

Mystery Men (1999)
Fashionista designer creates state-of-the-art superhero costumes

How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Drama at the quilting group

Gandhi (1982)
One man inspires India to return to hand-spun materials

Enchanted (2007)
Day dresses made from drapes

Dick (1999)
Clothes made from the American flag