Thursday, 15 September 2011

Beadwoven pink crystal earrings

My mother asked me to make some pinks earrings for a friend of hers. I looked through my stash and wasn't satisfied with what I had in pink so it led to a frustrating day shopping for beads in Montreal. I just couldn't find anything satisfying in pink, not even a simple rivoli (I was looking for some Swarovski crystal). I probably would have found something in the wholesale store but I really just wanted a rivoli for the earrings.

In the end I found the navettes in a setting. That was perfect ! They inspired me right away and I had everything else I needed. So here they are. I have to admit I really like them.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Vintage Photo Album For FTB

I was looking for albums online to make a journal as shown in Full Tilt Boogie and finally found one on Ebay. Not that they are hard to find, it's just that there are a lot of people bidding on them. So I bought this one in France (I had somebody coming to visit me from France so it was pretty painless).

It's in really good condition but I what I like most about it is that it is full of pictures. Most don't have dates on them but a few do and the oldest one is from 1862 (who are these people ? What's their story ?). And the backs of the pictures are as interesting as the pictures themselves ! They are all different.

Of course now I'm not so sure I want to take it apart...