Thursday, July 14, 2011

All that glitters is not gold

Even though it may look like gold don't let it fool you.
Another little item that is preparing to go to the craft show with me. It will eventually be on a chain. The quilled flower is made with strips of brown paper bag. It's coated with glue then I painted it with a gold metallic paint. I also painted the wood disc that it's glued to gold. I glued the blue gem to the middle but I'm not sure if I like it or not. I've made some others but left off the gem.
Not bad for a brown paper bag.

22 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

If you had given me a 100 guesses - I would never have guessed a brown paper bag. You must have great scissors and a ton of patience.

Julie Harward said...

Boy, you sure know how to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! LOL Beautiful! ;D

Beebeebabs said...

Wow sooooo beautiful and sooooo creative tfs!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Ann. I cannot believe something made from a brown paper bag can be so pretty. WOW...
Hugs,
Betsy

BeadedTail said...

I wouldn't have guessed it was a brown paper bag either. I like how it turned out!

Catherine said...

Very cool Ann! You are always coming up with crafty ideas!
xo Catherine

Grace said...

Clever and creative, as always!

Kloggers/Polly said...

That's lovely Ann! Perhaps it may be possible to do something similar with large buttons. These would make good decorations for T-shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts and slacks ... the sort of added extras to make something into a designer piece of clothing. Though I'm not sure whether it would be possible to be able to glue your wonderful creations onto buttons.

If you have ever heard or seen Gok Wan ... he adds items onto clothing changes clothing, makes tops out of scarves, etc. http://www.gokwan.com/
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/goks-fashion-fix

It could be quite interesting to use buttons or similar to add to clothes ... you certainly got my mind working overtime there, Ann - Lol ... I'm quite worn out sewing on all of those buttons (mentally, of course!)

tahtimbo said...

That is just amazing! Who would have thought that something so elegant could come from something so ordinary.

Sharkbytes said...

Now that's the kind of craft i like- take something that is a throwaway and turn it into something beautiful

Molly Smith said...

Wow, I love this design Ann! I thought the disc looked metal until I read the details. The blue center gem looks perfect to me. YAY! hugs xo

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ann the metallic gold is fabulous and I think you should keep the center it looks beautiful ! Ladies can with a matching ring!

Ginny said...

Amazing, surely a first for a quilling project!! You thought of this yourself?

FishHawk said...

Old West Highland Proverb: If you only have one item for sale, you should be able to sell all of your wares sooner, and the sooner you sell all of your wares, the faster you can get back to fixing bacon for your puppy.

Grampy said...

I think it is great just the way it is. But it is nice to have different variations. I don't know id you do bracelets at all. But I have noticed the kids are into them.

allotments4you said...

A great way of recycling...I do get what you mean about the gem though...it looks nice but I don't think it does total justice to the pendant.....maybe a clear one would have been better??

Philippa said...

Lovely, Ann! The gold and the gem look great to me. Maybe you could experiment with different colours?

Doris Sturm said...

This is very pretty and I never would have guessed either that you used brown paper bag for materials. I like it with the blue gem, but it probably looks pretty without it as well...

Hello to Duke :-) from the Gizz!

Don't unplug your hub said...

It's very nice. Bound to be a best seller. I like the gem.

Out on the prairie said...

very nice, it is golden.

Sandra said...

wow, I like the gem in the middle, make a couple with and without, i think jewels are selling now. talk about patience with a paper bag. i need one to breathe in just thinking about the work you did on this. I am back and I missed you. 2 days off and almost lost my mind not reading blogs.

marie said...

Very nice! Love it in gold!!

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