Saturday, August 21, 2010

Olive Green Bow Barrette

This bow barrette was entirely hand stitched. The bow is sewn onto a 2" French style barrette.
This can be purchased here:

Olive Green Bow Barrette

Monday, March 15, 2010

Beaded Burgundy Barrette with Embroidered Leaves

This flower barrette is hand sewn with burgundy wool felt. The center is beaded by hand with black glass bugle and seed beads. The leaves are hand embroidered in a chain stitch to give the veins onto green wool/nylon blend felt.

The first photo made it to craftgawker! Check it out here on craftgawker!

You can view this item here:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Red Cherry Blossom With Leaves Barrette

I just love cherry blossoms! This one is made with red wool felt, and is beaded by hand with class beads in the center to make it spiky. The leaf is made with genuine cow leather, and is hand embroidered.

Check out this barrette here:

Friday, February 26, 2010

How Pink Leather Cherry Blossom Barrette


I love cherry blossoms, and just now here in Santa Cruz they are blooming! 
This barrette is made with leather, and is sewn all by hand.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

White and Pink Spotted Orchid Barrette/Brooch


I love orchids! So I had to try to make an orchid barrette. I had to stare at a calendar of flowers, since the month of February had orchids.

The orchid is sewn by hand with 30% wool nylon blend felt, and is beaded with pink glass beads.
I think I need to make one in leather soon!
You can see this barrette here:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Burgundy Disco Ball Barrette/Brooch with Sequins

This barrette was my little experiment! I have these sequins from this craft bag that I bought from a thrift store, so I decided to make a disco ball centered barrette/brooch! I figured this is a crazy thing to wear on the head, but it's so fun! And it reflects light just like a disco ball.

I'm excited to have this barrette featured on craftgawker!

This can be seen here:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spiky Rose Barrette in Burgundy

I have a ton of black bugle seed beads left over from a fashion show I did, so I'm putting them all into my barrettes! This flower is handsewn with wool felt, and the center is beaded with those glass beads, making it "spiky"!

This barrette can be seen here:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Burgundy Leaf with Embroidered Gold Barrette

This barrette is made with wool felt, and is embroidered by hand with chain stitches in gold metallic thread. I'm fascinated with leaf veins!

This barrette can be seen

First Blog Post and my Sunflower Barrette!

Hi everyone! So I decided to start a blog to post my creations, and my endeavors to get my barrettes in stores!

Above is one of my barrettes. I should also make it a pin though, not everyone wants to wear a huge sunflower on their head.

The flower petals are made of wool/nylon felt, and the center is a snake pattern stamped onto cow leather.

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers (next to orchids). I grow them every spring at my parents house, and in the summer they are so huge and beautiful! I recently got a neighborhood garden plot, so I'm excited to start growing sunflowers their too.

The sunflower barrette can be seen here: