When I was making the Purple Cascade, I had to figure out how to make the kind of rosettes that would show off the sheen and the hue of the velvet fabric. And for my first attempt I sewed beads on the rosettes thinking it would look better. Ultimately, I decided against it and was left with 3 unsuccessful prototypes.
BUT that’s the beauty of creativity! Sometimes our so-called mistakes turn into wonderful new ventures. Playing around with the prototypes, I wrapped them around my wrist and realized that the beads really played up my skin color. It works better as a bracelet, or a wrist lei, as I call it, because I’ll be using all 3 rosettes to wrap around the wrist. Anyways, here is a pic of one of the rosettes:
Sadly, this pic doesn’t capture the lovely colors as is. I wish I knew how to use artificial light to photograph purple perfectly. Help, someone!
Today, I decided to dress as if I live in an unheated apartment. Which I do. Hahaha!
Tortoiseshell glasses: >Anne Marie Perris (thrifted this for a dollar!)Black capri pants (sorry, Tim Gunn): Bossini (thrifted) Stripey brown socks: Hue Light gray boots: Le Saunde(thrifted for less than 2 bucks!)
It’s another depressingly gray day so I kept the parol on throughout the day. A parol is a 5-point star with 2 tails and is lit during the Christmas season, but B. and I decided to keep it lit until the Chinese New Year.Have a joyfully creative and creatively joyful day everyone! Man Hands Lizzie