What do you do with a painting that just isn’t working? Well, I don’t know about you, but I have cut one into little pieces and turned them into brooches : )
I had been working on this particular painting on and off for months and had completely lost interest in it. Admittedly, cutting the first piece out of the canvas was a bit emotional… but after that, it was surprisingly therapeutic. There were lots of ‘bits’ of the painting that I did like — so I cut those out first and then looked for other sections that could be reworked as brooch-sized paintings later. The first of my Wearable Art Brooches are now available from my Etsy shop.
I put my scarf collection to good use in styling the photos.
And let me tell you, those embroidered ‘AC’ signatures on the felt backs are really fiddly ~ why, oh why, did I decide that was a good idea?!
Dianne asked for her logo and business card design to be feminine with a certain ‘shabby’ or ‘cottage chic’ elegance. It also had to communicate the style and quality of her handmade jewellery, and to have girly and vintage elements without being overcomplicated. And yes, it had to be pink.
The logo earrings (based on the pair in the photograph below) are hand-drawn except for the ‘beads’ which are the D, A and O of a particular font. The vintage doily that completes the design was my grandmother’s. Yes, I am a magpie… after all, you never know what’s going to come in handy for a project.
Divine Adornments is also taking part in the Art & Crafts pop-up mini market. We are having two more this year: Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th December. Please visit my Facebook page for more information about these events.
Hello. My name is Anna and I am addicted to creating Etsy treasuries.
Since my first treasury (i.e. a gallery of items for sale on Etsy) six weeks ago, I’ve put together more than a dozen of them. Why is it so addictive? I get to design mini galleries based on any theme I choose, I’m getting to know other sellers on Etsy, I’m finding lots of inspiration AND I get to go shopping. Naturally, my treasuries feature a lot of art and photography, but they are full of other stuff too ― things that catch my eye that I think are beautiful, interesting, well designed or just a lot of fun.
The one below is from a few days ago. Check out those Versace boots!