Monthly Archives: March 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

On one of my recent weekend hikes, I came across this plant similar to a dandelion seed pod. It seemed to “pop” out of the landscape of mainly brown, with a few green, plants. I am not sure if it is a variety of dandelion, but its delicate nature and translucent snow-white puff with dark seeds intrigued me. I got in close to take a detailed photo. I feel so fortunate to have these beautiful trails almost in my back yard.

Hiking trail

Hiking up close

Hiking Kincaid Lake

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Evening Bag DIY

A trip to my local flea market yielded a very affordable vintage evening bag. Unfortunately, it’s peach satin exterior was in poor condition. The interior was in excellent shape, although it did not have any labels to denote it origins.

I have been experimenting with metallic paints on leather for jewelry making and I thought it would be fun to try it on the satin. All I had to lose was $2 and a little time.

Well, voila…the results were very positive. The paint took well to the satin. I chose a rose gold shade and then added accents of a vintage chandelier crystal and jewelry piece.

I thought the gold tones worked well with the chain strap of the bag. Here are the before and after pictures.  What do you think?

purse before

BEFORE

purse before2

BEFORE – YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE TO THE SATIN

purse1

AFTER – PAINTED AND EMBELLISHED

purse3

AFTER – IT CAN BE USED AS A CLUTCH WHEN THE CHAIN GOES INSIDE

purse2

AFTER

detail of crystal jewelry part on purse

CLOSE UP OF THE VINTAGE CHANDELIER CRYSTAL AND JEWELRY PART

purse inside

INTERIOR

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