Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Vintage Marie Antoinette Inspired Charm Bracelet

I made this bracelet last night for a demo for a Marie Inspired Charm Bracelet Round Robin in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group I belong too. I haven't made a bracelet in so long it is unbelievable! If you are interested in creating outside the box, this is the group for you. You can click on the picture and it will take you to the group.
The base bracelet is antiqued bronze base metal with a toggle clasp closure. I used Japenese Tensha Beads and Poly Clay Roses for my focal beads. I also used some pearlized pink Czech glass beads, pale yellow vintage lucite, and glass imitation pearls. I have several charms, coins with Marie on them, hearts, Eiffel Towers, Keys, and a Fleur di Lis. I accented with Swarovski Crystals.
This is a fun and reasonably priced project too!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My First ever Blog Banner

Here is my feeble attempt to make a blog banner. I was inspired by Barbara at Village Bunty. I would still like to take a class, cause my PSP and I struggle ALOT! Take alook and see what you think. I an totally opened for suggestions. Thanks and happy blogging! Becs

Monday, March 9, 2009

Merci Bu Coup Ingrid!

Look at all the amazing french inspired goodies I received from Ingrid! I was so excited and amazed at the detail and packaging. Ingrid sent me tons of french cards and ephemera (Some I suspect she made herself), Lotsa Dresden foil trims, crowns, wings and other goodies, paper millinery flowers and velvet leaves, buttons, charms and mirrors, french ribbon, Victorian lace, french book pages, Oh My Gosh! There was so much packed in the envelop! I am gonna have so much fun using these items in my new Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group! Ingrid even made the card of Marie up in the corner. I Love it All Ingrid! Thank you so much! If any of you would like to venture over and check out this group, just click on the picture and it will take you there. I will be making an altered book for a round robin, an altered shoe for a swap, my first ever ATC cards, post cards and a CUPCAKE! Who Knew???
Now I have lotsa of goodies to help make my book cover! I better get busy! Thanks again Ingrid!