Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Flowers and Fieldtrips
I have just finished these three cashmere posey pins. I will be putting them for sale in the gallery in Fredericksburg. they are made from thrift store found cashmere sweaters, with a touch of hand beading to glitz up the centers of each. I can see several of them pinned to a summer straw hat or a purse. I hope that they sell well for me- time will tell!
Last Friday Dh and I went on a fieldtrip to Richmond, VA. I have been wanting to check out a large Architectural Salvage store located in the industrial district, so off we went. We found the place and had fun poking about but they were very aware of what treasures they had and the prices were set accordingly!! It did not cost me anything to snap a few pictures!!
If we were looking for avintage entry way stained glass window, this was the place to shop!
If we were looking for old iron radiators we knew where to come!
If we were trying to match vintage light fixtures, this was the place!
Paint encrusted corbels and copper pieces were there as well.
Rusted stacks of iron hardware were piled in the yard.
I think that I will be able to make great use of these pictures when I get around to learning how to make transparencies in Photoshop and layer one over another.!!!
Here is the final shot of the finished Book cover collage that is being sent off to a friend as a birthday gift. It just wasn't finished till I added the beaded fringe!!
Everything benefits from a bit of bling!!! Don't you agree??