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A Few Newbies

I’m always looking to improve my skills, as all artists should, and learn how to make new styles of flowers. Surprisingly, the simple six pointed petal flower was the hardest for me to manage. But now, I have it! And I think I rather like making them. ^_^

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Gothic Spring Kanzashi

I said that I was not going to write today and give myself a break.

I think I have found my new favorite product shot to date. It’s interesting how you can try and try to take that perfect shot but nothing will seem to come out right. Oh, but when you just say “Hey, I’m just going to give it my best shot today” and don’t worry about it, magic happens.

This truly encourages me to go to even new heights with my photography. If I can train myself to take these shots then I can certainly do even more. Which is just in time for my website remake. (Boy does that need some new photos.)

Hey, I like this new I can do attitude! 😉

P.S. I did list it in my Etsy shop if you want to see the other photos. There were a couple of good ones. I really hope these find a good home soon.

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I Impressed Myself!

What’s been consuming my life for the past week. This lovely piece was ordered for a bride-to-be. Hurrah! My first wedding order!

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WIP Update – Wedding Hair Pin

Wedding WIP 2I finished it! It didn’t take as long as I thought it would.

Overall: The silk was hard to work with. It wanted to keep it’s shape in some places, but wouldn’t in others. And it kept moving the button that I was using for the center of the larger flowers. I think it turned out very pretty for a smaller arrangement. I’m going to cut up a larger piece of cloth and make an elaborate arrangement lager.

I like the look of the larger wire that I used for the stems/supports, but boy was it hard to bend around the hair pin. You just do not want to see how, erm, sloppy the last twists of wire is underneath the ribbon I wrapped it with.

Since I ran out of prepared fabric, I opted to use some stringed “pearls” instead of wisteria falls. It’s pretty and delicate, just what I wanted. The larger pearls that I had were entirely too clunky and distracted from the flowers. I thought about just making the three flowers and calling it quits, but it needed something else. A little more pizzaz. So the pearls made a nice addition.

This is the sort of thing that makes me wish I had longer hair. It wouldn’t exactly work too well with my ‘fro. ^_^

I’ll probably get this up in my Etsy shop by this afternoon.

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Featured Seller – Cherry Canary

This weeks featured seller is Cherry Canary. She runs a shop dedicated to fun flowered hair clips and bracelets. She says that she tries to add a little fun to her traditional craft and let me tell you, she does. Her shop is full of sassy fabrics and unusual charms sure to charm anyone who sees it.

Her flowered clips are assembled petal by petal (I’m sure a difficult task) and attached to a duckbill clip. The clips themselves are ribbon lined to prevent hair slippage. How thoughtful, no?

I am particuarly in love with the Pretty Lucky Black Dice flower. It’s such a whimsical take on a fantastic accessory. That and I’m a sucker for nearly anything with dice on them. ^_^ Even though I don’t gamble.

And don’t think that only Momma will find something to like in her shop. She has adorable little hair clips for the divas in training. They are created with several fun fabrics including zebra stripes, leopard spots, and tiger stripes.

For Holloween, she has an entire section with items featuring skulls. She does an awesome job in incorporating the skulls into the items without it being too overbaring. So, check out her shop. There’s something for all the ladies, young and old!

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