Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Flowers and The Crusades

So, I was reading Chris Pellow's blog (go there!!) and saw all the wonderful things she is doing with Christi Friesen's Swellegants so I decided that I just couldn't LIVE unless I had some, too.  So, being me, I ordered the entire set.

Naturally, I couldn't make the iron work.  :(  I tried and tried to make a rusty heart.  :)  So, with lots of help from Chris and a phone call to the wonderful Christi, I managed to get rust.  The heart found its way into the garbage so I used an old faceted black glass button.  This button now looks like Richard Lionheart could have buttoned his hauberk on while on his Crusade.  :D  Now that I have achieved rustiness, I will go experiment with all the other cool metals and patinas.  The Swellegants are on Christi's site.  www.cforiginals.com.  Is this a great button, or what?
And here are 2 pins I made a while ago but just got out for your springtime viewing.  :D Oh yeah...and a pair of earrings....

5 comments:

Beadwright said...

Wow you have been busy. You know how I love your art. I am working with some of your cabs now. I will post them next week when I return home.
MS
Nicole/Beadwright

LadySaotome said...

That's a pretty cool button - oh, the possibilities!

MoeArt said...

Hey MS! Where are you going?? I can't wait to see what you are making. ;D I'm using my moon rock that you gave me as we speak. :D xoxoxo

MoeArt said...

Thanks, Kat! The Swellegants are really cool! I don't suppose a whole lot of people want to look like Richard Lionheart or the 12th century but I love this button. :)

Melobeau said...

Yepper, great buttons! Looking forward to seeing lots more Swellegant pieces from your talented hands. I especially like the spring flower piece that looks like it's set on tree bark.