Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Vintage Clothing at Woodii

I'm excited to post about some beautiful new pieces I just posted a few minutes ago at Woodii:

Plaid Flowing Skirt with Pink Flowers $20 
Cream Floral Print Skirt $35

Brown and Tan Stripes Dress $35
Yellow Blouse with Bow Tie Sleeves $14
Lollipop Striped Blouse $15

Dyeing Moss

Today I did a some experimenting with preserving and dyeing moss. I've been using different types of mosses and dyes to see which get the best results. 

This reindeer moss started out it's a nice natural green!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Resin Casting in Molds

Today I did some sample resin casting to see how it came out:

24 hours later:

The next step is to incorporate a heat gun to get rid of the few tiny bubbles left. The hair dryer doesn't work well since it blows out too much air. That will be next week's project. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Midnight Moss Frosted Glass Terrarium Necklace

This is the latest piece I've been working on. The moss is preserved and hand dyed a very rich and dark green. I have been experimenting with different ways of frosting portions of the glass vials to produce a hazy or foggy effect.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Creating the Quilt: part 2 and a New Book

Today, as a follow up to Creating the Quilt Part 1, I have sewed together the columns and ironed all the seams. I still have a long way to go so expect more posts in the future.

Also, here's another awesome book I received for Christmas. The pictures beautifully capture the succulents all over the world in their natural environments rather than in gardens or pots. This book will come in handy as a reference guide whenever I create or maintain desert terrariums.

New Vintage Items at Woodii

New items posted today:

Knit Sweater Top $15
Red and White Striped Dress $35
Yellow Feather Print Dress $30
Yellow and White Polka Dot Dress $30

Friday, December 23, 2011

Terrariums Part 2

The little terrarium necklaces are halfway done! Today I tested out some different backgrounds for the necklaces and completed one for the shop

This one available today at Woodii