Monday, June 22, 2009

inspiration post

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Here's some things that have caught my eye recently and have gotten the wheels a'churnin'!  .... enjoy :)

Some famous designer...forget which. Could see this being done with wire hangers...
Princess Bride... sigh... this would require serious beadwork, of which I have zero patience.

Royal Ascot Ladies' Day .... kind of like the Kentucky Derby...but BETTER.

Vintage flapper-era wedding headpiece. I may actually attempt a repro of this with old lace and wire. I love how it looks like it was upcycled from a tablecloth or something. Very shabby chic :)


14 comments:

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

I love a Princess Bride!!!

Laura said...

Oo! Pretty pictures!
I love seeing what you post and what you make! You're passing on the craftiness inspiration with your creations!

lucky mia said...

I love the flapper head piece! Have you seen the little sleep hats from the 20's? They're darling, a lot of lace and fancy ribbon:)
Princess Bride is such a classic, I always wanted to be Princess Buttercup........

Kara Witham said...
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Kiba said...

I bet that flapper headpiece could be done with starch to reduce the amount of wire you'd need. Like this crown!

Such lovely pictures to inspire you.

Mon Alisa Design said...

I was going to suggest starch too :)

Beautiful images. I love Buttercup!

Munted kowhai said...

oh that lace headdress is so up my alley! i'm following your blog and it is so funny that you're in frederick, md. i lived there for a year!

notmassproduced said...

Hi - just found ur pretty blog and dropped in to say hi. loving ur name too. fantastic

lovelylovisa said...

Hello, i have just discovered your blog and shop!!! I love love love your stuff!! It's simply stunning and so original! I am off the races in two weeks and want to buy a head piece! how long does the shipping take to the UK? Do you sell to any shops out of interest? thanks again
lovisa x

Anonymous said...

hey you! Just found your stuff on Etsy - really, really beautiful. Thought you may want to check out Dutch jewelry designer lady Bibi van der Velden. She mainly works with vintage / found items, one of a kind pieces. http://www.bibivandervelden.com/ may it inspire you as much as it inspired me :)

Ashley said...

I vote flapper piece now. It's a must. You would rock it with your own "twang" to it. (Can you tell I live in Atlanta, Ga using that word? Haha. At least I'm also born in England so I can use whatever background is convenient!)

Ashley said...

Oh, and second the starch idea...her is a neat link for your benefit:

http://www.hellolucky.com/wordpress/?p=2728

I think this is the one that link different types of ideas and instructions!

Ashley said...

Whoops...sorry for the typos.

Susan the shoppe owner said...

I loved them all, even the weird hanger crown thingy. Ha ha. I love your shop! I don't know how I've missed your blog for so long??? Silly.