Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mermaid's Treasure

This beautiful deep sea nymph sits atop an altered cigar box, amid just a few of her favorite things.  A Chinese lantern, coins, gears from a ship long forgotten, a bejeweled cross and shells which she painstakingly collected off the coast of Trinidad.  Jeweled sea anemone adorn the walls of her sanctuary, while fish and sea horses glide by.    
The box measures 7x7x2 inches, the clasp and hinges are the original hardware. Golden acrylic paints were used to paint the box and Golden's molding paste for the stenciled shells along the sides.  Sea weed and broken nets are interpreted by hand-dyed cheese cloth in turquoise and green which cling to the bottom and run along the sides.  It is then further embellished with Golden's gold mica and garnet flakes.  
The piece is signed and ready to be put in the mail today.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Stockings

Christmas without stockings, I don’t think so!   These 4” by 6” fabric postcards can be framed, mailed, stood on an easel or placed on the refrigerator with magnets.

Each 4” by 6” postcard was machined appliqued using rayon thread and hand embroidered. The colors are dark blue, Christmas red, green, gold.  The backs are ecru color and stamped with the words “Post Card”. Each postcard was individually made with attention to detail.

Swarovski crystals gives that flash of starlight and adorn the snowflake and the lace.
This is the time of year when we remember friends and long to be with family. So write a short note on the back of one of these cards, or make one of your own (see blog post of July 8, 2011) add some postage and send to that someone letting them know that you're thinking of them at this the most wonderful time of the year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year