Friday, April 20, 2012

Lock and Key necklace and earring set

This is the newest piece from my Gatsby collection. 




Gatsby Collection pieces thus far

I am continuing to work on additional piece for my Gatsby Collection.  Here are the pieces in the collection thus far:

 All Dolled Up - SOLD

 Bee's Knees necklace and earring set
Black Ice bracelet and earring set

 Choice Bit of Calico Necklace and earring set

Gatsby Flapper earrings and necklace set                

Togged to the Bricks necklace and earring set
Cat's Meow

Glad Rags- SOLD

                   It's the Berries necklace and earring set 
Ring-a-Ding Ding earrings
Stepping Rhinestone earrings
Roaring Amber earrings 
Hotsy-Totsy earrings
Swanky earrings - SOLD

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Carolina Herrera F/W 2011-2012

I know that I am a bit behind the times with this posting.  However, I just discovered Video Fashion! Daily on Hulu Plus and saw this collection.  BREATHTAKING!  I think she is my new favorite designer. I LOVED almost every piece and I never say that about high fashion.  Of course, the inspiration behind the collection was the "real woman" as the designer explains during an interview.

My favorite piece:
I love the colors.
I love the shape of the skirt.
I love the vivid print and color interaction of the blouse.

I know that everyone will be shocked that the girl obsessed with green likes the blue pieces from the collection.

The lines are beautiful.
The length is perfect.
The shoes are an amazing accent.
I could see myself wearing this to court (with a jacket of course).
This collection truly is about the "real woman."
The pants are amazing.
I like the jacket.  It has an amazing neckline.
The lines created by this are splendid.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dutch Tulips

These were my submission for the Art Bead Scene blog March 2012 challenge for which the inspiration was le moulin au poivre by Vincent Van Gogh. The hematite beads are lampwork glass beads by radiantmind on etsy. I didn't get them upload to flickr in time to be part of the blog tour. 

I handmade the earwires.
Approximately 46mm/1 13/16"

Inspiration is a piece by VanGogh:

Black Ice Bracelet and Earring set

This set is from my Gatsby Collection (a collection of art deco inspired pieces named after the book The Great Gatsby that is set in the "Flapper" era).
I handmade the earwires.

Earrings: 38mm/1 1/2"
Bracelet: 6 3/4"
Sizes are approximations.