Sunday, September 30, 2012

Victorian Ladies DYB

This is my work on Lisa Alff's Victorian Ladies block.  I started out with the mirror (the center is a tiny silky) and it led to all sorts of Victorian pieces that could be used for the hair.  I am especially happy with the two Victorian hairpins.  On the smaller one I cut a piece of wire out of some chicken fence, bent it the way I wanted, and then used a product I recently bought called Inka Gold to color it.  Very cool stuff.  It is like a wax that buffs up to a nice sheen and comes in all sorts of colors.  You can color charms with it too.  I think the color I used was called antique gold.  I learned about it on Joggles where they have a tutorial on ways to use it. The floral top is a gorgeous vintage jewelry part of which I had several.  I chose one that was missing a stone so I could replace it with a purple crystal that went better with the block.  The other hair pin came from two jewelry parts.  The pins came off a hair pin that had a huge gold butterfly on it.  The decorative jeweled piece came off a bracelet.  It had several of these jeweled pieces on it and I picked the one I liked best.  For the heart around Lisa's silky I copied a design off of a Victorian card.  I hope Lisa will like my work -- I certainly had fun doing it.






8 comments:

gocrazywithme said...

this is really beautiful!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Connie, I just love this block! Before CQJP I had started a mini CQ quilt that is (hopefully one day) going to be Victorian lady inspired, including things a Victorian lady would use in her daily life. I'm inspired. I like how this block all ties together and love your hair clips and mirror.

Gerry Krueger said...

What a clever concept... Vic ladies had so many interest toiletries.. and can you imagine taking time to actually sit at a dressing table? Hugs Ger

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Amazing! You have done a drop dead gorgeous job on this block!

Lisa Fibers Creations said...

Oh I love it, so beautiful and I love your creativaty in making the embelishments. I can't wait to see them all finished......hugs

Laurie said...

So cool the way you added all those items!

Susan Elliott said...

That mirror is wonderful Connie!

Lisa Fibers Creations said...

ha this is my block and I will cherish this for a very long time... It is beautiful and thank you so much for all the interesting work you did on my block.....hugs Lisa