This piece was requested by one of my former coworkers. It was to be teal and yellow with maybe a bunch of poinsettias. This is what the creative process produced. I added some faux pearls and pearl-colored seed beads to tie the color scheme together. Hidden bells under the flowers give it a festive jingle. All hand-beaded.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Hard-pressed to come up with a masculine design that also complimented the color scheme of "Patricia," I finally arrived at the Charlie Brown tree.
Elizabeth is a musician and also named after a famous Jane Austen character, so we combined those themes into a sort of symphonic ball with red pinched taffeta and gold satin.
You knew it was coming. Somehow it isn't quite Christmas without a polar bear Coke commercial, and below we have a snowman attempting every man's favorite holiday chore. All hand-painted.
For this Kentucky family, the cardinal would have to feature prominently, and I developed a traditional holly and ivy theme around it. The cardinal and leaves were each hand painted with fabric paint. If I may be so bold, I will direct your attention to the glint in the bird's eye, made with a straight pin dipped in white paint. It may not seem like much, but it was probably my proudest artistic moment thus far. :)