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Saturday, February 15, 2014

french beaded corsage and boutonnière

daughter wearing corsage
daughter with corsage

My daughters went to homecoming recently and I made a corsage for one and a boutonnière for the other.

My middle daughter went stag as she is too young to date so I made her a corsage.

corsage bad lightingShe found her dress six months prior thrift shopping for 30 dollars not a bad price for such a dress.  She modified the dress to be more modest with a shirt.  I used French beaded wire techniques to make this item.

I also used pink rhinestone buttons and plastic sequins to make the corsage.  The beads I used were beads left over from other projects that I had been collecting in color themes so I could make flowers out of them.

corsage beads rinestones and sequins
oldest with her date wearing boutonnière
boutonnièreMy oldest  daughter went on a date the theme was starry night or some-sort of thing like that. Her dress.

boutonnièrerocket fire for boutonnièreIMG_7304I found thrift shopping for 10 dollars.  Her jewelry is rhinestone I owned as a child and the purse was her grandmothers.  Last time it was used was in the 1960's to go to another homecoming dance.  I made a beaded boutonnière for her date in the shape a rocket with stars, and a moon. My husband did a doodle and I made the boutonnière after his design as the inspiration.  I used French beading techniques to make the stars and exhaust.  Wear as the rocket and moon I embroidered the beads on to apiece of felt then cut it out and stitched that on to a wire frame.
stars for boutonnière

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