Here is another great find I found at the flea market last week. We have all seen these in our travels, but I have never purchased one. At first I thought this lovely lady was a small lamp shade missing her cover, but after working on her, I think she is a pin cushion form.
Whatever she started out as, now she is a beautiful delicate wire cloche. I think her porcelain skin is so delicate and she is posed so sweetly showing her modesty.
I tied off her waist with the sweetest vintage seam binding ribbon I bought from Kathee at Chateau et Jardin. I have several colors of this ribbon. It is so romantic. I have already used it in several of my photos. Check out Kathee's blog click here. She has a fabulous style and she sells at American Home in Ventura, California. She also carries Jeanne D' Arc Living magazine.
Milady is so sweet and modest covering herself in the most delicate way.
I placed her atop a beautiful piece of china with cookies.
This has a very romantic look. She could be used in the boudoir as well with vintage perfume bottles or beautiful soaps.
Isn't this ribbon to die for? I haven't asked, but I bet Kathee dyes it herself.
This is how Milady started out. I did another project with the lampshade that I also shared this week.
For both of these projects I used the 1/2 inch poultry wire. It's a smaller gauge for smaller scale projects. I did each section of her skirt separately. It took some time, but she was worth it. If you want to try this, you will need long needle nose pliers and wire cutters. That's it. Just cut your wire with the wire cutters and wrap the wire around the form with the pliers. I dry brushed her wire skirt with pewter gray acrylic paint and then dry brushed over that with light ivory just to spot lighten it. Then, of course, she got the beautiful ribbon sash and she was ready for her debut. Thanks for visiting us today. Hope you are having a fabulous week.
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