Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Fashion

According to Who What Wear these are the trends this spring:

Statement Earrings
Hawaiian prints
Boxy coats
Woven accessories
Sporty Attire
Peplum tops (flares at hips or has dropped waistline)
Ankle strap shoes
Monchromatic suits
Flowery Appliques
Envelope skirts (folds or front slit)
Heavy metal belts
Drop waist dresses (1920's Flapper style)

It seems that my Gatsby line is perfect for the Flapper style dresses and statement earrings.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

February ABS Blog tour

The February blog tour is out.  This is the first time I have had a submission pictured in the blog.  I hope you enjoy everyone's submission.  I actually had a second submission that is detailed in my previous blog post.
The ABS flickr page shows all of the February entries including my second submission.  I like to click on the first picture and then hit "older" to see the next submission.  Please comment if you like someone's piece.  It always makes me smile when I get a comment. 

Jagged Cliffs

This is my second submission to the February ABS blog challenge.  It was a very inspiring piece.

The focal/charm is from Dream Catchers in Galena, Illinois.  The inspiration piece had what I would call "jagged cliffs."

I thought that the wavy wirework would replicate that.
The intricate Celtic design kept the theme going.
I decided to try a new clasp design.  It took some time to perfect the piece but I think that clasp turned out nice.

The Conference of the Birds by Habiballah
Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din `Attar
 ca. 1600; Safavid Iran (Isfahan)