Sunday, November 15, 2009

current obsession: antique buttons

I was very excited to visit BABE this year, the annual Bay Area Bead Extravaganza convention. It was my first time in attendance, and I was shocked by the large turn out of avid beaders! The room was filled with a multitude of various bead vendors, as well as demonstrations and classes. A particular vendor that I really enjoyed sold antique buttons.

I absolutely love going into antique shops. Its a trip back into time, and I love imagining the people who may have owned the items. Each piece is unique and rich in its own history and to me that's such a beautiful thing.

Take a look at these gorgeous jeweled buttons I found...

These date back to the early 40s, and even the mid 20's!

I'm looking forward to incorporating these vintage elements in my new pieces.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

real bride: theresa

I had a great time working with Theresa. She is so down to earth, and has such a cool sense of style, which shows in her gorgeous purple themed wedding. Standing out from the typical bride, she was looking for something unique and different than the common white hair piece. Together we designed a look that matched her personality as well as her shoes : ), eventually leading us to this purple bloom that you see her wearing below.

The plum colored bloom is accented with lime green Swarovski crystals and guinea feathers.

Congrats to the very happy couple!

Photo credit: Gabriel Harber