Still playing and learning about how different fabrics react to the flame… And how cutting more petal shapes on a circle of fabric give these flowers a pretty ruffled look. I actually cut five shallow slits around the edges of each circle, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inches. It didn’t take much to get the desired look. Stacking the layers a little off center gives the final flower a fuller look as well.
My fav so far is the pink one. This was very inexpensive lining material. Love how just a touch of heat puckered and ruffled the edges.
Reminds me of old-fashioned tea roses…
The dark pink organza was fun to play with, but not as fond of the shiny, glittery look. The jazzy multi-colored one is actually the back of the fabric, with more muted colors. Again, not as fond of the shiny front side.
Besides the usual lapel pin, these would be cute fastening a scarf or shawl, on a purse, pinned into the hair, or added to a chunky chain necklace. Any other ideas??
I’m going out on a limb with this post title of Leather Necks…living in a city with a substantial military presence, including a huge Marine airbase. As I was making these pieces, this title just kept popping into my head. Having nothing better to take its place, that’s what I’m going with…with all do respect to the Marines.
Love, love this wide suede neck strap on these pieces (close to 1/2 inch width). Love the color, soft texture, and feel of these. Couldn’t find a local source, so I had to go on line. Wishing I could get it in a continuous roll rather than pre-cut lengths. I have all these left over shorter pieces to play with…so I may have to get busy with some bracelets soon.
The first three necklaces have some cute brass pendants and are liberally sprinkled with an eclectic mix of left over beads. That bumble bee pendant is just too cute!
These are very l-o-n-g. And look great with t-shirts, sweaters, and tunics.
This last one is my attempt to ‘marry’ the leather
with some smooth, lustrous, creamy pearls.
I just may need to take this one out for a test drive !
If you are anywhere near San Diego…here’s an invitation and reminder.
This Friday and Saturday is our Women’s Ministry’s fifth Holiday Market in Downtown. (link to more info and directions) There’s plenty of parking.
Every year it just gets better and better for fellowship, fun, food, and shopping!
This year will showcase over 30 artists and crafters of hand-made goods. And you know what tasty baked goods those Church Ladies make! Plenty of tempting treats to enjoy there or take home. Jan is making her famous tomato basil soup and chicken salad for lunch both days. And Scotty’s “infamous” chili bowls will be available for those shopping near dinner time on Friday. Good Eats!
Of course, there will be loads of Fresh Baked Designs available for purchase.
Here’s the latest from my workbench.
This necklace image is humungous…but it is just soooo sparkly close up!
I’d love to see local friends come by if you can to say hi and chat a bit!
Hi, My name is Lynda.
Exploring the wide world of jewelry making in my retirement from teaching. I'm grateful to be a part of this worldwide community of jewelry bloggers, where I receive encouragement, inspiration, and sometimes...a kick in the pants to take a risk!
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