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1  "Ikebana-momo" Japanese Inspired Hair Comb with lots of foliage! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PollyRose on: February 27, 2009 03:03:42 PM
I really really love Japanese art and culture and want to go there one day (when I can afford the flights and expensive accomodation!). I actually work part time in an East Asian art museum and have been volunterring there for nearly 7 years on and off, so it's a pretty big part of my life and I bore all my friends with my obsession for chiyogami paper and kimono fabric and Hiroshige prints! Anyhow, I made this hair comb when I was in a particularly Japanese obsessed mood, inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. I used a clear plastic comb which I covered with some cream Japanese print fabric, then I attached faux bamboo, a lot of faux pine fronds and a big white fabric crysanthemum. Crysanthemums are a very traditonal Japanese flower, as well as looking rather gorgeous! I thought all the green and white was a bit monotonous so just to perk it up I added a hot pink feather butterfly, which is just peeping out of the foliage. When I told my friend-who is also obsessed with Japan-about this he said I should call it an "Ikebana-momo", or literally an "Ikebana-thing" as I wasn't really sure whether to call it a comb or a fascinator.





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2  Burlesque Inspired Hair Comb With Pink Ribbon and Butterfly in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PollyRose on: February 27, 2009 02:51:37 PM
I really love bows....anyone who knows me will know that I am -slightly- obsessed, so they tend to crop up a lot in my crafty endeavors. I made this hair comb when I was feeling inspired by burlesque. It's soft pink grosgrain ribbon, tied in a bow, and decorated with a pink feather butterfly with black detail and pink and black rhinestones. It's all attached to a clear plastic comb.



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3  Giant Peony Hair Clip in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PollyRose on: February 27, 2009 02:44:55 PM
This is a hair clip made from a giant fabric peony in a lovely shade of pink. I was surprised by the realism of these flowers actually, the colours are shaded from dark to light and the petals are very realistic shapes. It has a little silver hair clip on the back which is held in place by a fabric leaf. It's huge-about 7 inches across!

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4  Heart and Key Necklaces, very kitsch and vintage style! Lots of pictures in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PollyRose on: February 27, 2009 02:28:30 PM
I got these gorgeous heart and key charms in a sort of antique gold colour quite a while ago now but only used them recently as I was waiting for the right project. The key actually fits into the cut out on the heart and the heart is engraved with the words "He who holds the key can open my heart" in a lovely curly script. Anyhow, I made a couple of necklaces on ribbons-one pink themed and one aqua. On both necklaces, the key hangs down on a little chain below the heart.



The pink one has a large pink glass pearl bead to embellish it.



And there is a little heart safety chain on the fastening



The aqua version, which has a clear a/b faceted glass bead to embellish it







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5  Cherry Cluster Brooch-Pin Up/Rockabilly Inspired in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by PollyRose on: February 27, 2009 01:36:27 PM
I made this quite a long time ago but just found a picture so thought I would post it. It's a brooch made with cherries and leaves made from Fimo Soft. They were strung on jewellery cord then attached to a felt backing. I'm planning to make a necklace to match and also did earrings but can't find pictures of those at the moment.



I love this brooch <3

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6  Victorian Inspired Lace Corsage (lots of pictures) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PollyRose on: February 27, 2009 01:31:25 PM
I found this amazing lace in the bargain bin at a local craft shop so bought it in bulk! I wasn't sure what to do with it but I had some lovely black and white corsage buttons and a tiny piece of black beaded trim so I decided to combine them in this lovely brooch. I also added some "pearl" beads to bring out the design on the button. I'm really happy with how it turned out.



Closeup of the button in the middle:



Closeup of the beaded trim:



Closeup of the back (I sewed on a black felt disc then stitched a brooch pin to it):




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7  REALLY CUTE Button Earrings! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by PollyRose on: February 27, 2009 12:49:09 PM
I really like making earrings with buttons and have made a lot recently. When I sew I generall use stretch fabrics so don't have much use for fastenings, but I was always attracted to pretty buttons-and there are so many out there! Making earrings provided the perfect solution to my button lust. Plus, they are super easy! Anyhow, here they are:

Anchors



Lips



Cute pencils



Icecream cones



Pink elephants



I plan to make more this weekend, just got cherry, strawberry and more icecream buttons in the post! Yay! And thanks for looking Smiley
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