Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Craft-Dee BowZ and a Vintage Necklace Bust

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today with a project featuring this month's theme of butterflies, fairies and shades of aqua.

Aqua is an all time favorite color and I couldn't wait to create something with the gorgeous ribbon and flowers that arrived in my DT package.  I've had this plan to alter a burlap necklace bust that I purchased a few months ago, and now was the time to execute it!

I had so much fun embellishing this!

The lace color that I used as the neckline on the bust belonged to my grandmother, who passed away six years ago, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday.  So, it was definitely the vintage touch I wanted for the base.  I layered floral and jeweled trim around the neckline of the lace collar and added a piece of patterned paper in the v as the dress.

The mini gold photo frame is antiqued using several colors of ink.  I embellished it with a rhinestone butterfly from my stash.  The photo is my parents on their wedding day.

I created the choker using a string of pearl beads, hot glue and a flower.

The floral cluster on the shoulder is made of burlap and fabric flowers with tulle and leaves tucked in behind them.  I added a brass scissor charm to the cluster as well.  The gorgeous aqua satin bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.   This tool is always nearby when I am crafting.  It makes bow making so easy! The self contained dowel storage makes it portable and easy to take along wherever you are crafting.   I actually own two Craft-Dee BowZ and did you know that if you velcro them together on the shorter sides that you can increase the size of your bows?  Hmmm… I wonder what I could do with three?  It makes bow making so easy!
 I tucked a couple of stick pins in the center of the bow as a finishing touch. 

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From my stash...
Burlap Bust and Flowers, Frame, Jeweled Trim: Michaels
Brass Scissor Charm, Floral Trim: Recollections
Flowers: Petaloo
Ink: Tsukineko Stazon
Patterned Paper: 7 Dots Studio
Stick Pins: Little Yellow Bicycle, Prima
Other: mulberry roses, rhinestone butterfly, ribbon, tulle

I hope you have been inspired by my project!
Thanks for stopping by.


Beth@Under A Pile of Scrap! said...

Oh my!! This is stunning...I can't even find the words, Vicki! You never disappoint in your style.

cebelica said...

Oh my goodness, this is STUNNING! Absolutely amazing project. I LOVE it! Hugs! xx

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh what an amazing project!!! totally gorgeous and wonderful details!!!

Gracie CH said...

Just perfect Vicki!

Katie said...

Absolutely stunning necklace, Vicki!!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love teal color and your project is just so beautiful...how nice it turned out. love all the details, the lace is my fav. and what a memento that photo///the bust is gorgeous too...all is so pretty
congrats on a gorgeous piece


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