See this beauty? It is one of dozens
of incredibly gorgeous art jewelry made by
Tanya of Bead and Needle
Yesterday I asked Tanya to bring them
over to my house so that I
could photograph them, as they are
so incredibly beautiful I wanted you all to see them.
Tanya will be taking these to the local Boulder City
Doodlebug show this weekend
and if you don't get one now
you may have to wait until she makes more,
and with the holidays coming
who knows when that will be?
Tanya makes these beauties out of antique
tin plates and then painstakingly beads
them for many long hours
into these pendants that are traffic stopping,
and yes those are beaded ruffles you see.
They are impeccably finished
and all are done with her one little needle,
amazing patience and incredible talent.
Do you want a breathtaking vintage piece
that everyone will covet?
Have a little black dress that
will grace a party this holiday, then
top it with one of these for the WOW factor.
Want to own a one of a kind piece of
art jewelry or give one to your BFF?
They are enhanced with vintage buttons,
crystals and hand dyed beads from
Vintage Meadow Artworks.
So the plan was, I was going to take
some great shots and
share these pieces with you.
What happened was I photographed
them on vintage tin, on greenery, on glass,
on mirror, on snow, on burlap.
I photographed from 8 -10:30
I did not even make coffee, so I feel a mite
Do you see any of the photos?
Because all the shots sucked.
There - I admit it.
All 147 of them
They were down to the bottom
of the muck and the mire, bloody awful!
So here is the new plan.
Take my word for it, I have not lied to you yet,
Well, I did take the first 2 shots here,
so yeah I lied a little,
BUT TRUST ME
these are scrumptious, and
if you go to Tanya's blog
you can see them in progress
the colors are very muted not
as bright as they look there,
and Tanya just got a new camera,
so pick a tintype and maybe she can send
you a decent shot of your necklace of choice,
or go on blind faith,
( I would, there is not a loser in the bunch)
and have her hand select one for you.
Quite a few already found homes when
she brought them to our recent craft day,
and we can be a persnickety bunch.
So, coffee is needed,
camera instruction is needed,
and since I have had 4 hours of sleep,
a nap is needed.
It's what I plan to do...
but if I were you, I would not lay odds.