Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beaded Follies

As the city of New Orleans is getting a facelift, hotels in French Quarter get revamped before the famous Mardi Gras festival. One of the luxurious lodgings and a historic landmark, Hotel Monteleone, received a real makeover on its restaurant walls in order to celebrate the hotel's golden era. Ziegfeld Follies portraits from 1920s and 1930s were intricately beaded by a commissioned artist Binka Rigava and the result is just stunning! Swarowski crystal beads applied to the portraits create a magical effect of glimmer and seductiveness, leaving a unique impression.
All images via here

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIY Utility Bracelet

Recently, I discovered a wonderful "utilitarian" jewelry line that inspired me into creative handcrafting again, to embellish  those wrists, hiding among layers of coats and sweaters. A true eye candy under an inconspicuous name "Ropes of Maine"  gained exposure among celebrities and power-bloggers alike for its bright shades and bold design.
Photo Courtesy "Ropes of Maine"
I thought I would create a bright bracelet and sport it this cold winter and let the spring mood reign in my accessories.
You will need:
1.Tailor's scissors
2.Embroidery Floss
3.1ft Paracord (similar here)
4.20mm chunky jump ring (similar here)
5. Gold  lobster swivels (similar here)
7.Sewing needle

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fabric Project No.11 "Color Block"

It's a New Year, and a perfect time to start thinking "spring". My wardrobe is currently craving a light dress yet season appropriate. On my last fabric shopping venture in Manhattan I scouted a few yards of beautiful wool, very light-weight and soft to the touch, in washed pink. Also, my fabric closet is full of scraps of woven wonders, and every time I pull the drawer, they scream to be sewn and worn! Some of these scraps will be made into a dress!
So, I came up with a "Color Block" idea for #fabricproject No.11 inspired by this Shoshanna dress.

Shoshanna color-block dress $350
My color combination is a bit more creative, and I slightly tweaked the design
for a comfy fit.

Stay tuned for a complete design and my Look of the Day post!!
Last image, illustration and editing by DC2NYCo
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