Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Rosette

I did it! After admiring so many beautiful rosettes in our artsy blogisphere, I took the plunge. I started with a craft store ivory rose which I totally disassembled into layers of petals. I lightly tea-stained the petals as well as some cheesecloth. After all was dry I layered the petals, cheesecloth, a small crocheted doily and pieces of vintage lace onto a piece of wire. I created the flower's center from a vintage rhinestone shoe clip with cream and light pink scrunched seam binding and vintage lace trim. I have a pin clasp on the back so the rosette can be attached to a purse or a piece of clothing.Many thanks to Jill of Gypsy Brocante for the inspiration, tutorial and swap (huge motivating factor!) If you'd like to join us there's still time. Jill is taking sign-ups through midnight tonight and ALL types of rosettes are welcome.


Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

So pretty, Joanne! I have a couple of those lying around and was thinking of tea dying them and embellishing . . you may have just given me the push I needed!!


Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hi Joanne! Your rosette turned out great! I'm biting at the bit to make one of these...been on vacation so now maybe I will have time.

Beautiful! Can't wait for the swap!

Have a great evening!

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Very pretty! I have had the rosette bug

I am having a giveaway please stop by!

Renee ♥

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful rosette!!

thanks for sharing


barbara jean

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great job, since flower brooches have been all over our little blogging world lately, I have gotten sooo many ideas!


Lynn Stevens said...

Its Beautiful and I'm sure we willbe seeing lots more of these on your blog from now on!

TinyBear said...

Your rosette is so beautiful - I just have to try my hand on some too - soon :)
~ Tina

Kim said...

Just beautiful Joanne! I'm going to be making mine this week for the swap. I hope it turns out as lovely as yours. Hugs!

Piney Rose said...

Great job, Joanne! It really is beautiful. I've been wanting to try a rosette too - must do that soon...

Robin said...

What a beautiful rosette! Great job for your first one, hopefully you will make more :)


Stampin' D'Amour said...

Very pretty!!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)


Sherry said...

What a beautiful dreamy rosette you've created - love it!

(Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog too x)


So lovely and charming. Great job.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your rosette is just gorgeous! I'd love to try making one.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Hi! I'm finally getting around to visit some sorority sisters. You have a wonderful blog, I love the name. I think your rosette turned out great. I think they are beautiful, but I haven't tried making one.


Julie Forest said...

OMGosh! This was your first attempt?!? How fabulous!!!! This is GORGEOUS!! Well, you've inspired me...I'm gonna have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing your absolutely stunning rosette!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is beautiful, Joanne!!! Thank you for linking it up and showing us YOUR creative spirit!!!