Saturday, July 9, 2011

Changing things is such fun!

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted.  I used to do something every single day.  But maybe life is better when you just sit back and take your time and enjoy your days!

I had this really old dress form and the neck was busted and I really didn't like the maroon color of it:

So I took it all apart.  The form itself is made of pressed foam, so it was easy to put back together with a product called "putty white".  Amazing stuff.

I had tons of fabric left over from the wedding wall collage, so I pulled it all out (remember the wedding dress I cut up?) and started stitching it to the form....after spray painting everything white:

You can click on the pics to make them larger.....but I'm totally pleased with the results

and it's going to be my new way to showcase the jewelry I make.  I want to make at least 2 more of these and already have the forms to alter

I stitched tiny star of davids around the lace on the hips - they just dangle and sway when you move the dress

tons of swarovsky crystals set into the lace, with blue seed beads as the centers for the flowers on the top.  I love that rayon trim as it easily molded around the shoulders and bodice.

So much fun to take something old that you are tired of and turn it into something new and useful.  My jewelry has never looked better!!!

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Shoshi said...

Jen, this is lovely! What a smashing idea. It looks so elegant! A pretty white background is a great way to show off your jewellery. I look forward to seeing some more photos of this!

Ruth Philps said...

OMG I LOVE IT AND IT ROCKS!!!! but having 2 more ready to go is just showing!!

Charm Bracelets said...

Beautiful outfit with awesome jewelry.Love to see the white gown and the wired accessory...may be you could give a close up of the same for better understanding.