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Opinions are like noses….
and we all have one but I really need yours, your opinion that is. My time the last month has been dedicated to something I really don’t enjoy (you’ll know soon) but it had to be done. Essentially this task has sapped the last of my creative energy just when I need it the most. Christmas is right around the corner and every online retailer is gearing up their inventory and their advertising etc. So I walk into my studio and all I see are piles, and I mean piles, of beads and sari ribbon. I have confessed earlier that my solution to a lack of creativity is to stock my stash. Well, I’ve been on steroids! Patti our Postal Carrier now just grunts at me when she use to smile.
So here is where you come in. I have married my two latest loves, The Twisted Sister Technique AND Sari Ribbon. Please let me know if you think it works together. You have been so helpful in the past and I need a little encouragement OR constructive criticism. If you purchase any of my jewelry I will make you a pair of shoulder duster earrings as a thank you.
Here are two of the designs in question.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
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Tags: Beads, fashion, Inspiration, Lessons, necklaces, Recycled Sari, Sari Ribbon
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Little known Christian Dior Facts…
A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.’ – Christian Dior
Unlike many of his fashion contemporaries , Christian Dior was born into a wealthy French family. Dior was born in Granville, a coastal town in Normandy, France in 1905. His father was a wealthy businessman who owned a fertilizer company, and the family moved to Paris, when Dior was about five years old. Christian Dior is one of the best known names in fashion and he has been accredited with bringing many new styles to women’s fashion. Initially though, women didn’t like his styles very much, because many of his designs used yards of fabric and covered up their legs, and below are ten more facts about Christian Dior, the master of shapes and silhouettes, that might surprise you:
1. His parents wanted him to be a diplomat
2. Christian Dior was inspired by architecture
3. Christian Dior was very superstitious
4. Dior once owned an art gallery and displayed Picasso
5. He died of unknown cause at the age of 52
6. Dior employed Yves Saint Laurent at 19 as a design assistant
7. Dior designed dresses for Nazi officer’s wives while his sister
fought for the French resistance
8. He was accused of using too much fabric in WWII
9. His creations were favoured by the rich and the famous
10. He was the first couturier to license his designs. Critics said
he cheapened the Haute Couture industry.
While I was home my mother gave me some of her Dior costume jewelry remnants. I loved this earring. So I made this pearl motif using the earring. What do you think? Love all your feedback.
PS My husband said, “I guess a guy that grew up in a fertilizer company would know something about what effects a woman’s perfume had!” 🙂
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Did you know The Duchess of Windsor designed….
In the 1930s, The Duchess thought the Zipper would make an interesting design for a necklace. Her design was called The Zip and became a rage in England. Later in the 1950s, Van Cleef and Arpels made this design with beautiful diamonds, rubies and various precious stones. I was fresh out of diamonds so I chose faux pearls and shells instead!
Did you know the Zipper was invented in 1851 by Elias Howe, founder of the sewing machine? It flopped and was re-engineered 44 years later by Whitcomb Judson of Street Car fame.
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