As the Jamie at home party planning has been very slow I am looking at moving on to Plan B! This is to pursue my Lost Delights business venture selling handmade gifts and jewellery that have been made using upcycled items. I made a good start this week delving into my scrap fabric library to create some beautiful fabric flowers. I found a great technique on line on how to create fabric flowers using satin material and a candle.
I then created 3 stunning pieces as shown below all of which I am selling on both Ebay and Etsy:
Turquoise Satin Flower Barrette Clip - a lovely easy to wear hair clip set with a beautiful soft turquoise bloom with a pearl bead to the centre. The barette clip, which would be hidden most of the time, has been wrapped with a pale blue organza ribbon to complete the finish. A lovely piece that can be worn at special occasions or every day.
Turquoise Satin Flower on Beaded Comb - a beautiful piece made with a hand-made soft turquoise satin flower with a pale blue pearlescent bead at the centre attached to a hair comb that has been wire wrapped with shimmering iridescent seed beads. The flower is accented with white maribou feathers to complete the vintage look. A stunning piece that is perfect for weddings, christenings, Ascot or with a cocktail dress for that special night out.
Sexy Black Velvet and Lace Choker with Pearl Beads and Turquoise Satin Flower - the black velvet ribbon has been sewn on to some lovely scalloped lace trimming and then set with a row of small faux pearl beads. A beautiful hand crafted turquoise bloom has been securely stitched on to the choker and sits to the side. There is a silver fastening at the back that enables you to adjust to fit.
So now I just have to let my imagination run wild so watch this space for more creations using pre-loved material and trimmings. Feedback would be really welcome as I start out on this little venture!