I have a couple of projects I made for swap partners in
my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group to share with you.
Both of these projects were ventures in new waters for me.
First up is a vintage frame which I bejeweled
with charms, jewelry bits, some fired clay flowers,
and some "antiqued" charms that I love,
which I bought at Vintage Marketplace.
I loved the shape and antique brass look of this frame,
and wanted to keep the embellishments "toned" down,
so as not to take away from the frame, but enhance it.
But I did want a few bright sparkly bits :)
Along the bottom of the frame is a chain with alternating rhinestones and pearls.
I will show you the beautiful frame I received from Laura next post.
This next project is a chest of drawers made from 10 matchboxes!
I have always wanted to try my hand at making one of these ever since
Here's the 360 tour:
My partner for this swap is Lisa, and I happen to know that peach is her favorite color,
so I thought this paper was perfect, with coordinating papers for the drawers.
The drawers were the trickiest part.
The drawer pulls were made by threading a rhinestone drop on a loop pin,
threading through a beadcap and through a tiny centered hole in the drawer front,
adhering to the front with a little dab of E6000
and threading a silicone pierced earring back to pin in the inside of the drawer
(also with a dab of E6000). Whew!
The little perfume bottles are made from beads, so fun!
The picture is not of Marie Antoinette, but rather Mme. de Pompadour,
a great beauty and mistress of Louis XV.
I did love making this project, but it is a lot of steps
and working with some teeny tiny pieces.
I may make a few more as I do love the finished product,
and finding tiny things to put in the drawers was so fun!
Ooh, and a last minute Easter one: