Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bauble Ring & Cupcake Cutie

Again if you've known me longer than five minutes you know that I'm insanely obsessed with, "The Wizard of Oz," from the books to the movies. Well, imagine how wildy excited I was when I saw on the Oz boards (Yes, there are enough of us we commune together on message boards) when I read that Tarina Tarantino would be doing her own line of "Oz" inspired jewelry line called, "My Pretty." I quickly ordered the Look Book which was fantastically amazing. I uberly fell in love with the electric butterfly barrettes and pins and the bubble pop collection inspired by Glinda. I'd say about a year or so ago I did some of the butterflies:


Poor things, they're a bit mangled now and this isn't even half of them. But I like to switch them back and forth from rings to hair pins. And if you're feeling a little down, putting on a butterfly will definitely put a little sparkle back into your step!



Well, moving on, about two weeks ago we went to our in-laws for swimming and dinner. My fabulous mother-in-law, Linda, has a little basket of costume jewelry for all of the grand-daughters to play with. I spotted a pink fake pearl clip-on earing and it brought back memories of Tarina's bubble pop line and how I could easily turn this sad excuse for an earing into a gorgeous bauble cluster ring. I thought about pilfering the earing away into my pocket and not saying a word, but my conscious got the better of me. Of course didn't have anything to worry about because when I told my mother-in-law about my idea, she loved it. I kind of frankensteined some jewels from some other pieces around my craft room and I had a small assortment of crystal bicones, silver spacers, etc...



Here's what I came up with:















It's quite a bit chunkier than the Tarina Tarantino one; I think hers had three charm loops to add the beaded pinheads to, but the ring I had on hand had about 16. If I had left any of them blank then the ring would have looked a little funky. I honestly haven't beaded since freshman year of high school. I used to LOVE seed beading little bracelets for my friends. My mom still beads quite a bit and does custom jewelry for friends and family.

On to SUPER cuteness...


Last weekend I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with a good friend, TeAnn, and her brand new little angel, Jessa. I don't know what posessed me to think of it, but I had a vision of the baby on a cake stand with cupcakes all around her. Crazy, right? I know.... but I baked the cupcakes and I made the cupcake stands. To be honest, they were inspired by Hello Hanna's sweet stands. But, by the time I saw them I didn't have time to order them. Enter my scanner, SCAL, expression and cuttlebug. Gosh, I love tools. Only about two hours of work and they came out pretty well I think. Baby Jessa wasn't thrilled about sitting on the cake stand and she was a bit bigger than I had anticipated. This shot is far from perfect, but I just loved it anyways.

Another few shots from the day...


















And one more little sneaky peaky....



Can you guess? Huh? Huh? Alright, well it's probably more exciting for me, but still I love to share! See ya'll soon!!!

7 comments:

Lori said...

My boss is into Oz. My favorite is a shot glass she won at some golf tourney with an Oz theme, and it says "Did the Wizard ever get back to you about that brain?" Hysterical. Your photographs are awesome, what a cute idea! Oh, and nice ring, way to "frankenstein". lol

papier et encre said...

Hi Sara,

Thank you so much for the info you posted to http://makenart.blogspot.com ! I've been finding that if you glue something to the entire page, the reverse side is ok. But if you just glue something onto part of a page it is stretches the paper just in the one spot (which is really visible on the other side).

Jess

P.S. Your blog is just gorgeous. You've got a new follower! ;)

papier et encre said...

Hi Sara,

That is really cool that you are going to stick the napkins in to your sketchbook, can't wait to see the results. You could even do a guest series, ask other people to send you napkins. :) I'm still trying to work out how to use Twitter lists effectively, I started one for Canberra participants too.

Tracey Locher said...

I have been away for WAY TOO LONG! When did you start doing photography!? These photos are sooooooooo cute!!! Hope the girlies are doing well and that everything is happy in the Land of Sara! Miss you, my friend!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Hi there! So happy to find your delightful blog!!! Will definitely be back soon!

Alice said...

Wow I love how bright and colourful your blog is Sara! So inspiring!!!
I look forward to following you more and savouring your gorgeous work!
xx

Karen L said...

Your cupcake cutie photos are too much!! I have a 4 month old grand-daughter and just the thought of her posed on a cake stand, surrounded by cupcakes makes me laugh!

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