Totem and plate flowers

kelly_oh(OH z6)August 30, 2010

Hi all,

These are my projects I've worked on the last couple weeks. The totem was for a friend's 50th birthday - we share a deep abiding love of purple :).

I was thinking about giving her the plate flowers, too, but decided to be selfish and keep them, I'm having difficulty getting a spoon to stay to the back of one of them. Aggravating!!!







Sorry the picts are so big, I'm doing well to get the pictures on here, I'm not sure I should mess with trying to change their size.

Please disregard the dying grass, messes and un-kempt flower beds. :)

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Marlene Kindred

LOVE your totem! I'm sure your friend did too! And your plate flowers are really neat...I love to see old jewelry used at the centers...I think it looks wonderful!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 11:26AM
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garden-potter

The totem colors are beautiful! The plate flowers look very pretty too but I know what you mean: I don't like to give or sell any of my things unless I'm 100% confident in them. And your yard looks fine; it's so hard this time of year to keep everything looking good, between all the heat and dryness.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shabby Garden Creations

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 11:35AM
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jeannespines

You've been busy! Like how you use jewelry in the flower centers...& you've chosen some beautiful pcs of glassware to combine tog. TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 12:04PM
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greensuzq

They are all beautiful. I have some jewelry I have saved for some sort of craft and now will have to try them on the flowers. Love your plate flowers, I have been making them and thinking I would sell them. I fall in love with most of them, so not sure how this will work. I didn't put any weight on my spoons for at least a week after dry time. But now I am going to try hockey pucks, like Shabby Joe.

Have fun crafting.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shabby Joe Glass Art

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 12:50PM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

Boy, I wish I could find some green glass that color!! I just love the totem & I would have a hard time parting with those plate flowers too, if it were me. They look awesome!!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 5:22PM
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sunnyca_gw

Beautiful flower plates & jewelry looks so good for centers. The totem is beautiful & love the green & the purple swirl piece, she must love it, what a nice gift! Jan

    Bookmark   August 31, 2010 at 12:19AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

I love the totem and flowers. You do a great job. Keep up the good work.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2010 at 1:52PM
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grandma_cindy(5)

Kelly, those are beautiful! Where DO yall find such interesting plates?!?!?!
re: attaching the spoon on the back: is it a flattened spoon?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2010 at 7:17PM
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kelly_oh(OH z6)

Grandma Cindy, thank you and yes a flattened spoon. I'm on the hunt for hockey pucks, tho :)

    Bookmark   September 1, 2010 at 12:30PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Lovely! I like how you used the jewelry.
Kathy

    Bookmark   September 1, 2010 at 9:31PM
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