Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gee Anemone

These are a new fave for me. I really like anemones. They are beautiful and unusual looking flowers that I don't get the fortune of seeing that often in person. For this fascinator I used two different colors of anemone flowers. The top is a deep purple with light tints of fuchsia and the bottom flower is fully fuchsia. I tend to favor jewel tones, especially when they are so saturated that they are bold without being bright. There are three different gold toned upcycled vintage buttons to choose from and all three give a slightly different feel to the flower. 

I don't know if anyone is really interested, but I take the photos of the fascinators in my own hair. If you ever would like me to post on how I create my hairstyles for these pieces or if you would like ideas on how to use the fascinators, please let me know and I will try to incorporate some posts in that venue.

anemone fascinator with vintage button center
"Picked Me a Plum" In Shop

All three versions of "Picked Me a Plum"

Buttons and Bows

Welp, here's a first! Decided to try my hand at a hair bow. So far I've only tried flower fascinators and button bobby pins. I repurposed some fabric for the main composition and left one edge frayed. Gives a more Cottage or Shabby Chic look that I like with these colors. For the center I cut small strips of fabric and braided, coiled, and sewed them together to create a type of rosette. Top that with a vintage bronze button and voila! Super cute new addition to the accessory line!

upcycled fabric hair accessory bow with vintage button center
"Ain't She Sweet!" In Shop

Getting Started

Busy, busy, busy here at ChatterBlossom. I just opened my shop barely a month ago! And in that time I've managed to post 37 items for sale, which is a feat when you have to create, photograph, and do the actual listing process on Etsy. I was pretty excited when I saw my shop online this morning and realized how far it had come in such a short time. 

Now, the really tough part of this process happens. Trying to get my shop out to the world. It really is kind of daunting to think about how to make that happen. I've created a Facebook Page and a Pinterest Page, but I'm not particularly adept at the tech world which I would imagine is quite a disadvantage in this highly electronic world. However! This is a new day and new ideas are to be had! 

I would love to get your feedback and hear your voice, so please leave comments if you want to share in this uncharted adventure with me.

hair pins with textured golden buttons used for hair accessorizing
"Golden Buttons" In Shop