Monday, 26 November 2007
They are surprisingly easy to wear given their size and weight - I rather felt like I had stepped onto the set of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette when I tried them on, but without the fabulous wig and frock! These are the first of several pairs planned...
Now for the piece - it's a lapel pin made with... you guessed it! NYC Pink casting wax, a pearl and pink thread with a silver pin.
I can't even begin to describe why I find this wax and pearl combination so appealing, in so many ways...
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
For some reason this neckpiece reminds me of my Grandma, although she hated pink! I think it has something to do with the time and meticulous work involved in making it - she was a milliner and always sewing. When Christmas starts to loom on the horizon I always think of the day we used to spend making Chrismas table decorations together each year, something I always looked forward to.
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
This is pretty much my new favourite thing! I like it so much that I made another one... a friend perhaps? I am itching to make more! Next stop a coral and pearl neckpiece in the spirit of the earlier wax ones!
Assembling these pieces takes HOURS as the wax is added drip by drip by drip, but I am starting to get a good technique going and it is absorbing work. Who would have thought my wax welding pen would become my new favourite tool... or that I would make a mercy dash to the 7-11 at past midnight on a Saturday night because it needed new batteries!
This brooch is gaudy and glamorous and a wee bit baroque. It started its life as a neckpiece (pendant on pearl scattered thread) but halfway through making it I realised that it was all wrong. So out came the scissors and on went more and then some more pearls and more thread for good measure! It works beautifully on a lapel...