Saturday, March 01, 2008

Sharing my world... I LOVE COLOR!


This is a peek at my hippity hop swap Ring in Spring trade. She is so cute.
She is a vintage paper doll restored and altered a bit in Photoshop. I then printed, snipped out and pasted her to a little bell shaped piece that I cut from a Christmas garland. I then stuck a real silver bell inside to help her ring with style.
I made the flower from hand dyed silk ribbon by, Grace Brunelle, tulle, ombre ribbon, Swarovski crystal rhinestones and hand made stamens.

This was a fun swap!
Thank you to the ladies in the GREEN group.

I already opened all of mine while standing out in the sunlight the morning I got them and a bit of snow crystals sprinkled down on me while I was standing there (Snow was not in our forecast!) It paired well with the glittery goodness on the lovely art pieces.
I guess some will consider me a bit of a cheater since we were supposed to open one a day. What can I say? I could have waited, but it all looked so lovely I didn't want to wait!
THANK YOU LADIES! I adore my gifts.(March 14th)
I will post my pictures here in April

Here are some pictures of a corner in my studio.
Notice the serger that Sweet Carlotta sent me!

The flower pot by Sonji is inverted with a classic handmade porcelain lamp on it. I got that lamp and the frame around my cork board from an estate for free (free cycle).
There are swaps and gifts on the board.


Lori Anderson Designs said...

Pretty pretty OH so pretty!

Jen Crossley said...

WOW it looks awesome Amber Dawn
Take care

Kim said...

dawn- thanks for the sweet little bell! a great way to "ring in spring"!
kim hesson

Ro Bruhn said...

This looks great Amber, I love the pin up board, looks to have some great things on it.

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Every time I look at this I see something new -- I just looked again today and noticed the jewelers saw! But maybe that's because I just took a silversmithing class!

I love arrangements like yours!

carylsrealm said...

Great studio and I love your blog banner!