|Hmmm. My first sale on Etsy.|
My first set of handpainted cake toppers go to a lovely Filipino couple in New Jersey. Just to make it extra-special, I sewed two pouches (loving my sewing machine!) for these two to be kept in. And because it took me a while to put everything together, I'm slipping into the package this lovely brooch/bracelet made of canvas, cotton lace and pearl.
|I'm a fan of multi-functional jewelry.|
I first prototyped this type of brooch/bracelet when I was designing something with my older sister in mind. She's allergic to metals (though she seems to be okay with gold--quite the high-end allergy, if you don't consider fabric, wood and other non-metal alternatives)--her skin gets all red and blistery when in contact with them. So to minimize metal contact, I prepared a bracelet with a strap made of wooden beads, topped with a canvas flower, that when detached from the strap can be used as a brooch. There's still a bit of metal contact (the brooch clasp), but at least it isn't all that much.
So for Meliza, who ordered the cake toppers off of my Etsy shop, I made the bracelet/brooch above. My first prototype of this kind had a smaller flower, but a friend suggested having a bigger one, creating more of a statement piece.
|Personalized pouches. Love.|
And here are the heat transfer-printed pouch bags I made with my trusty sewing machine!
And off they go tomorrow on yet another adventure. Awww. I got kind of attached to this cake topper couple. Sniff. They'll be lovely additions though to someone's wedding memories, which I think is a beautiful thing.