When something piques my interest, I seem to dive right in. What? Me try to do just one and see if I like it? Oh not me! Exploring in depth is more my style.
I love vintage hats, hatpins, perfume bottles and ribbon flowers. My mother-in-law gave me some very old family heirlooms – tiny ribbon flowers. I treasure them. So when my friend, Jay, asked me to go to a class with her and learn to make ribbon flowers, I just had to do it. Jay is an accessorizer extraordinaire - http://www.plant-effects.com . The class was held at http://www.askrenandsons.com a floral warehouse business in Tucson and I came home with lots of gorgeous silk wired ribbon. I had such a good time with Kathy Askren (instructor) that I bought several books and kept learning different techniques. After several months, I also had lots of flowers!
They were used on beautiful packages as part of the ribbons and worn on dresses and coats. They went on hats and in hair and I made a spectacular floral arrangement.
A little more than a year ago, we moved to Prescott AZ and people are finding out about my various artistic tangents and talents. October 22nd I will be teaching a ‘wild rose’ ribbon flower class at Bead-It.
I’m also selling some of my creations this Saturday (Sept 17) at Hidden Valley HOA Saturday Holiday Sale (Haisley and Senator Hiway). Bring a friend and come from11 a.m. – 5 p.m.! (I take credit cards too.) Or look at my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/brittdesigntoo and see some the handmade items. Great for holiday gifts!