Tag Archives: corsages

Summer Accessories – Country Chic

Rural freshness and charm, for the woman with a taste for retro, country-cottage cute and gorgeous fresh florals. Fresh pastels, white, straw, petal, almond, sky, and pale denim, with flounces, frills, lace, embroidery, straw, glass beads go with floral motifs and butterfly emblems for a sweet but sophisticated look …. and accessories to match:

Fabric corsages ... fresh, pale, country charm

Cottage garden freshness and charm in this collection of clips – from the tiny floral jersey knit and chiffon rosebud in the front, to the more exuberant pink corduroy and tulle confection at the back, to the neat dior bows at either side in printed and embroidered florals … where wouldn’t you wear them?

Fabric Corsage ... pink gingham, organza and pearls

Pink gingham cotton gathered flower with organza and pearl detailing ….

Fabric Corsages ... sky blue and white ... bright and fresh

Out of the blue …. sky blue and white floral patterned cotton clips – one a blowsy ruffle, the other a more controlled and sophisticated rose … and both are simply gorgeous.

Inspired by my recently acquired and rejuvenated stash of antique and vintage lace, I’ve indulged myself by creating some pieces of lace jewellery. Two lace chokers in antique ivory lace, one embellished only with a simple silver and pearl droplet at the throat, the other beaded in soft pinks and creams, and a white bead fichu-style necklace.

You can see these and more in my Etsy shop … or if you’d like a bespoke service, please do contact me


Caramel Dream

I’ve created a range of corsages and hair adornments, picking up on the soft chocolate browns and oranges that I’m seeing everywhere at the moment.

Each piece is made using salvaged fabric from old garments, pieces of vintage material and other remnants, and an assortment of costume jewellery and found beads, buttons and other objects. Just about anything that catches my Magpie eye will get used in my work, one way or another …

These hair clips incorporate broken pieces of gold dress watch chain, old copper cufflinks, an antique clock key and sequins salvaged from a dress – the spares that come in a little baggie, like you’ll ever sew them back onto the dress 😉

All the pieces in this collection are worked in a gorgeous bold vintage cotton print – overblown cabbage roses. The pattern lent itself to these floral corsages with brass buttons gleaming at their centres. The pleated hair comb is hand-beaded, using coral beads recovered from a broken necklace.

These corsages are again worked using the same vintage cotton fabric, but this time incorporating a chocolate brown knit, obtained by felting down a motheaten old sweater. This time, the flowers look more like carnations than roses, and the deliberately frayed edges of the cotton work well with the softness of the knit. The orange stone in the big chocolate knit corsage came from a vintage pendant, and the beads are again coral, and again from a broken necklace.

This set of alice bands and hair-comb was inspired by the 40’s. The fabric has been stiffened before attaching, giving an elegant, structured shape that seems to float on the hair. A hint of sparkle is added with old buttons from the almighty stash ….

I love these pieces – parting with them is so difficult! Still, I have been strong (and because I made myself realise that I’d never wear *all* of them 🙂 ), so you can see these and more in my Etsy shop … or, if you’d like a bespoke service, please do contact me