Friday, 8 February 2008


Finally managed to finish the altered jewellery stand. had a few mishaps along the way, but i'm pleased with the result.
The face is made from air dry clay, and embellished with flowers, pearsl, and other beads. A small dragon fly bead can barely be seen in this photograph.
I used vintage music sheets to collage the body,and a quick was of gesso over the top, and the skirt was made from various laces and plasterer's scrim. That was a great buy from a carboot, many years ago for 30p for a LARGE roll. i've used it on numerous occasions, especially for adding texture. The lace was dyed in tea because i didn't want all white, and was suprised when the different laces came out in different tones. The nylon lace just had a very pale tone, whereas the crochet cotton lace came out much darker. This i feel adds something to it.
I added 4 extra 'arms', because i'm wanting to use this to display my art dolls. That was the reason for using the muted colourings.
Glad it went wrong at the beginning now, as i had started off using pinks. This, i feel, is a much better colouring.

Supposed to joining in a dotee doll swap, the theme being shabby chic. Got to get my head round it. lol. It's on a new forum i've joined, and i'm struggling with the layout of the forum. if push comes to shove i'll just leave. doing my head in LOL


Dot said...

Hi there Margaret
Many thanks for visiting my blog and for saying hello! (I was really touched by the comment you left today) And for the lovely comments you leave for me on flickr.
This is the first time I have visited your blog and I am blown away by your art.
I love your altered jewellery stand. And have enlarged every photo. You are a very talented lady.

Have added you to my blog links too and I am sure you will receive some new visitors (isn't blogging wonderful?)

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Jinny say's said...

Oh this is stunning Margaret-no wonder you took your time over her-she is a real stunner- way to go you...Hope your proud of yourself-you should be xxx

Jan said...

"Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful ..." (Stevie Wonder!!)
Great work and idea AGAIN!! Is there no end?!
Great acclaimation by Dot by the way.
Jan xx

JafaBrit's Art said...

really cool! I love how you did this.

My name is CINDY...... said...

You are clever! I love it. Cindy x