l mentioned a couple of posts ago that our bedside lamps were under (re)construction and l hoped you might like to see how they turned out. l've sat them on the candlesticks so you could see them together.
l was going for something a bit different.....and l remembered how enjoyable it was working with hessian at school....l mostly loved the way it frayed with such ease, so l really wanted to use...and take advantage of that.
Though l had in mind using the hessian, the end result wasn't at all planned...it more just evolved. The bottom half of the fabric was frayed and the threads attached to the edge (two at a time) using a kind of macrame knot, after this l wasn't sure how to finish the lamps off, so when l came across a bag of broken (large) pearl strings at the opshop, l took it as a sign:-)) The pearls were each threaded on to every third or fourth string and the remainder strings were cut evenly to neaten.
A few metres of tiny seed pearl strands were bought from Spotlight and glued on...they add balance and hide the imperfections. A band of hessian was gathered and frayed and attached to the top edge. Vintage shell earrings were customised with pearls and glued on.
l put this creamy vignette together and used the soft focus setting in picassa.... it reminds me of the pics in the old "Victoria" magazines.
Now that's pretty!!! berengia.tumblr. via pinterest.
l had to smile when my daughter sent me this pic of the tea tins she painted using lace and spray paint......as my Mum would say....the apple doesn't fall far from the tree :-))
If you'd like to check out her gorgeous pinterest page click here .
Hope you all have a great weekend and have time to do something for YOU, thanks so much for stopping by.
Til next time.