Saturday, June 13, 2009

Catching up...

Gosh, I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog post--time has been flying by lately! In addition, I've felt the effects of a lingering head cold recently that has kept me away from the computer more than usual.

But, without further ado, here is a brief recap of what I've been up to since I last wrote...


First, here are the earrings that I mentioned I was finishing up in my post from a few weeks ago--
They're another exploration in contrasting my delicate hand-made lace, with my more substantial silk and cotton hand-made flowers--I think the results turned out nicely! They have sort of a Spanish flamenco dancer flavor, with a dash of Moorish influence...

Then, my mother and I got together and did a photoshoot a few weeks ago--she took the photos and I modeled. I think the results turned out really well--here is an example of one of her gorgeous hand-crafted corsages--she makes every single petal, leaf and berry from scratch...


And here I am, modeling my Isobel Necklace--



And here is another pair  of earrings that I just listed in my Etsy shop--


As the name suggests, these were inspired by sea shells--and of course, Baroque jewelry. I like to think they're one part Aphrodite, one part Marie Antoinette, with the shell pink freshwater pearls and the glittering silver lace dotted with dozens of vintage seed beads. As you can see, I did something different for the ear wires, embellishing them with teeny tiny hand-made lace rosettes. 

Both the Paloma Earrings and the Océane Earrings are part of my Bridal collection
in my Etsy shop...

And speaking of brides, did I mention that I am getting married?--to this handsome gentleman! We've been planning our August wedding, so that explains partially why I've been pre-occupied...! 
I am going to be making my own wedding dress (with probably much help and guidance from my mother), so have been sketching and picking out a pattern and fabrics and trims! I'll post a few pics as it progresses...