Friday, March 6, 2009
Getting Romantic in My Middle Age
I have always been interested in vintage items and have collected many different types of vintage things over the years. One of those "things" was vintage ribbons, buttons and lace. At one time, I added them to T-shirts. I used them to wrap special packages. But mostly they sat in a bag at the back of the closet.....until yesterday. Lately, I have been admiring the way artisans are juxtaposing unlikely materials in their pieces. I purchased felted wool beads from a wonderful etsy artist called Tayny and used them in a necklace. I liked the idea that the necklace was soft and hard at the same time. And I have always wanted my necklaces to be lightweight.
Now I have started adding bits of those vintage ribbons and lace to my work. The first such Item I just listed this morning and called it Mint Romance Necklace. I made it so that the bows can easily be removed.
I'd be interested in hearing what you think...am I getting soft? Have I lost my edge?