Friday, August 31, 2012
Sparkle and Shine
A long time ago, I posted about using the "good stuff". See, like all creative souls, I hoard my greatest finds for that moment, person, or event that I deem worthy of using those things.
I think my daughter's wedding is that kind of event!!!
And it just happens that she was interested in
a vintage look (check)
Eclectic feel (check)
Saving money by doing a lot of it ourselves (check, check, check)
So we start pinning -- and digging through the stuff. Let's just say creative mom has a really deep pile of hoarded stuffs (all being saved for that perfect event)
Things like chandelier drops. Super nice papers. Beads from her Great Grandmother's stash (there is a long line of us gatherers) Props and such from her Nomi (she's in this line too)
And I am overwhelmed.
But I have started a calendar/checkoff list for this here project. And I and recording my musings and progress here.
Last night I was making the dangly bits (imagine that - the spell checker does not like the word dangly) and thinking about how readily I am pulling materials out of the stash to use. I took the picture below a pile of prisms and some of the most stunning paper I have in my stuff.
Then this morning, I decide to play with the image using BeFunky (its free online)
OOOOH look --- that is so freaking pretty.
So then I made it my Facebook cover. Just because I like it.
Back to the work at hand. I want to finish this light fixture this weekend.
I made the top tier of dangly bits (there is that squiggly red line again) and attached them last night.
Confession - I made six versions and went back to dig for goodness before I was happy with these.
They do look like I imagined hanging on the fixture.
Ya'll have a great weekend ---
I plan to.