...why ~ enchantment of course!!
Hello my sweets!!
I have been in the studio
and miss you all!
I've stolen away for a wee bit o` earl grey tea break
to show you
is an ex-voto paper locket!
I love how the vintage glitter replicates the rhinestones on the front of my original rhinestone ex-voto!
It will tarnish over time leaving a beautiful patina look!!
when you turn it over
it is gold leafed
and it has a tiny heart box on the back...
that opens up for you to place a token of love into!
Just as my inspiration one does!
This paper one is also the same size as the original.
These and a few other pretties
including my luscious sea silks
and are available in my etsy shop
won't you come see??
I also wish to share a mini tutorial today!
Now, it is no secret that I simply adore the Jeanne d`arc Living magazine!!
~ and I have found myself mesmerized by this simplistic elegant lifestyle
I am always looking for ways to "romance" our home
and while there are soooo many pretty things to be had,
they often cost a pretty penny!!!
((what?? ~ aren't all YOUR pennies pretty and shiny new??! ~ and your paper bills crispy clean??!!))
Here is my dime store creation!!
((does anyone even say ~dime store~ anymore??!!))
Here is my Wal-mart/Jeanne d'arc style creation!!
Do you love it??
Want to make one of your very own??
I am assuming that your answer was~
So here are a few things that you will need:
* a tall white holy candle
(is this what they are called??)
Wal-mart has them with no "loud color" pictures on the front
which saves me having to goo-be-gone them off!!
* a vintage doily
I always have my eye out for these and pick them up whenever I find them.
lets say you don't have any at the moment,
just put these on your good `ole Wal-mart list!
Bring them home and when you have a cup of tea,
make one for your doilies too!
it gives them an aged look...
unless you like them white-white,
in which case, skip this step!!
* a flower that calls to you...
preferably creamy white, but again ~ your choice!
Remove the plastic center stamen so you are left with just the petals...
* a Vintage Inspired French Scapular
be at Wal-mart
but you can find them here:
order 1 per candle
((think hostess gifts~teacher gifts~great to have on hand/you like me, you really like me gift!!))
you would think that 5 would be enough
step one: cut ribbon on scapular in the center
step two: pull these ribbons through the center of your chosen flower petals
step three: thread through your doily top
pulling them through to the back,
now go in and out,
weaving back and forth through the holes similar to this:
step four: pull ribbons to tighten all the layers together
step five: tie on to you holy candle jar
now turn it back around to the front
and adjust the height to your liking
and fluff your flower just so...
step six: tie on a piece of sea silk and vintage lace ribbon,
add a few pretty long matches...
and you have one lovely
Jeanne d'arc looking candle!!!
and trust me when I tell you
One is NOT enough!!
...sharing this over at Kathleen's
back to glittering:)
here's to happy, creative days in the studio!