Friday, May 1, 2009

Derby Hat Decorating

This is the hat I bought last year for Derby week. We typically go to the Kentucky Oaks race which is the day before Derby Day. I liked it because it has an off kilter asymetrical feel to it. I wear a lot of black typically, so I am likely to have something to go with a basic black hat. The flowers are in the front and the back is plain. Last year I wore black and lime green so I added a lime green grosgrain ribbon and it looked fine. So here is the hat without the ribbon.

Here are my grossly overpriced feathers from a local store. I loved the ribbon with the flowers and thought it would look good with the top I picked out.

Here is the final product with some feathers that I love. They move with the breeze and are pretty cool. While we were at the track yesterday I liked all the hats that had these type of feathers in them. It was windy and I like the movement they create.

Have a great Derby Day everyone!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Derby - KY Oaks Day Glasses

I am a big fan of the Oaks Day glasses. (Oaks Day is the race the day before Derby for those unfamiliar with the Louisville tradition) I love lilies and the glasses are normally in pretty feminine colors. Here are a few examples. Last year's art was really beautiful.

Imagine my surprise this year to see that glass is like a stemless Riedel wine glass. How cool is that? Now I can have wine in my studio and not worry about knocking over the glass!

We have a winner!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Pretties from the Bead Show

I went to a bead show in Louisville over Easter weekend. Here are some of the pretties I picked up. Can't wait to start working with these new beads! I especially love the triangle beads. They are black with small dots of blue - so unique. The sterling silver turtles are too cute. I only found two of those. My favorite is the inlay shell pendants. They are lovely! One is round, the other is fan shaped.

See something you would like turned into a pair or earrings or a bracelet or necklace? Let me know!