photo: Theresa Bear To make the botanical earrings you can either buy inexpensive earrings (some bead stores offer great selections) or make your own, using flatwire and create any shape you like. For durability, using succulents and textures only is the way to go. I like to de-construct flowers as this offers endless possibilities […]
photo @takenbysarah The botanical necklaces are super fun to make and will embellish any dress or blouse beautifully! I like to incorporate small flowers and blossoms, being mindful to use flowers that will hold up out of water for at least 24 hours. If only succulents and textures are used, the necklaces will last for […]
A botanical shoe, purse and headpiece featuring the gorgeous David Austin garden roses, sponsored by Alexandra Farms. Photos: Joni Shimabukuro
For quite a few years I had dreamed of doing a botanical dress – and I also knew that the project would have to be sponsored …I got lucky about a year ago. Pamela Pierce, editor of Milieu Magazine called last spring and invited me to make a botanical skirt with blue spring flowers. I […]
Last Sunday Ted Mishima and I teamed up again to do a photo shoot. Model Kari Renée brought an impressive ward robe – and I loved her work! Lots of seasonal textures and some flowers covered this parasol – Many of them were sponsored by Rose Hill Flower Farm. Thank you Elizabeth for your wonderful […]
Thank you Ted Mishima for inviting me to another photo shoot and thank you Fayren for the fabulous modeling!
Katherine Sealy, with Event Cosmetics, and dA:dA HAIR hosted a fundraiser for OPB’s Oregon Art Beat this past weekend. Katherine invited me to do the flowers for this special event. Thank you Andie Petkus for the great pictures!
Oregon Bride Magazine ordered a couple of large arrangements for their booth for the Portland Bridal Show this weekend. It is such a delight when clients give us carte blanche; thank you Heather! For years I have decorated endless numbers of small containers with textures, but never a large vessel. I bought the largest French […]
Last week I received a message from a lady in Delaware; she had seen the pictures of the botanical dress and necklace that I had posted a few days earlier. I was delighted to craft a necklace and ring for her; both are made with a variety of small succulents and seasonal textures.
When Monica Mayer, owner of Divine Designs Bridal Boutique, commented a week ago that she would like a botanical dress for the window in her shop, I immediately contacted her. Making a dress had been on my wish list for quite a while and this was the perfect opportunity to figure out the mechanics. I […]