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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Another beaded bracelet

My daughter made one more bracelet yesterday after we finished together. So since you all saw the others here was the last one made.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

made french beaded wire braclets with my daughter

We made some gifts for some friends this morning.

my daughter made these two


I made these three


One was for her school councilor and the others were for some friends that live in New Zealand whose mom was visiting Utah.

Romanian point lace cord sizes

Since posting cords to my shop people have asked what is the differnece between the cord sizes I figured easiest way to explain is a visual.

Not pictured I have made size 50 and 100 but oh my goodness I don't have that patience anymore or that eyesight heaven bless those that do as it is a sad day when good vision starts to go.

(pink and white) Size 30 size I have used for baby bonnets to make it more dainty.

Size 15 not pictured ( because I don't have any made at the moment) I don't use often but do every now and again becuse I own some thread that size


Size 20 ( cream ) and 10 whitish) I use the most for cord ( I usually fill with size 30 thread).

Size 3 ( cream ) and 5 ( ocher) I use for making bracelets and such .  I have used size 3 on a bodice of a child's dress to make it more sturdy.



Sunday, May 21, 2017

size 20 romanian point lace cord

So in the hopes of helping people get cord to make Romanian point lace my children and I have been making lots of it and pulling out all from my stash.   The reason for this is Sylvia Murariu has passed away and people have been sending me emails trying to get a hold of her cord for classes they are teaching and projects they are making.  So I have been trying to accommodate where I can.

Sylvia's kind niece sent out the email see below to people on her mailing list.  I just wanted to pass it on to my readers.  So if you have ever been or think you will ever be interested in this type of lace.  Contact her now as I do not know how long her supplies will last that her aunt made. These books sell on amazon for crazy amounts of money.  I think it would be better for all involved to support the family left behind and buy directly from Sylvia's niece instead of people just in it for a quick dollar.  Sylvia's site sells the books for about 20 dollars I have seen them on amazon in the 60's to hundreds.


Email from niece below

Dear Lace-Lover,
I am writing to let you know of the unfortunate and very sad news that my aunt, Sylvia Murariu, has lost her battle with cancer a couple of months ago - March 2017. However, we know that she is rejoicing with The Lord Jesus now, and is pain-free and worry-free.
My name is Laura Stoicescu, and I am Sylvia’s niece. Sylvia was like my 2nd mother. She was my mother’s sister, and she was not able to have children of her own. We spent a lot of time together, and I will miss her so dearly. She even took the time to teach my young daughters the beginning of lace-making and other handmade work, and we will treasure this forever.
Over the years, I have helped my aunt Sylvia build her website (www.sylviaslace.com) and helped with other aspects of her business. I will be trying my best to continue sharing her legacy and love of lace-making. I do not have experience in lace-making myself, but I appreciate all of the hard work that goes into it, and the beauty that comes out of it.
I have been updating the website www.sylviaslace.com so that it reflects what is still available of Sylvia’s beautiful patterns, kits, books, dvds, etc. I do want to let you know that while I should be able to reproduce the patterns, books, and dvds, the KITS are very limited. This is because these kits include the handmade cord, and sometimes beads and other supplies. So, once they are gone, they are gone.
If you are interested in handmade cord, please email me and I will let you know what is available.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me here at sylviaslace@gmail.com. Until then, take care, and happy lace-making!
Laura Stoicescu
(Sylvia’s niece)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

yellow knitted edging

I made some simple knitted edging recently nothing fancy but it was nice to be knitting again.  It is bright yellow and just makes me happy to look at it.

Just simple little points and only 2.5 yards did I make it will go into my lace box to be used on some random project in the future who knows when.

Just reminded me summer is just around the corner because here in Utah the weather is confused and keeps trying to be winter and snowing or hailing or raining every few days.  The joys of Utah.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Chainmaille and shop update

This is a gift my youngest daughter made last night and this morning for one of her friends for their birthday.   Necklace bracelet set. She gets to go tot the friends tonight for a surprise party for that friends 15th birthday.  I hope the young lady likes this gift.  My daughter went raiding through my supplies last night trying to figure out what she could make.  I told her I had a ton of chain links for making maille that I never got around to making so this is what she came up with.  The joys for a teen living in a house with a mom who loves to make things there are always supplies for random project.  The friend doesn't know me or that I have a blog so I doubt this post will spoil the surprise.

I have made it so that people can special order Romanian Point Lace cord in size 20 and size 10 in my shop Vintage Threads Inc on Etsy see side bar for direct link or click on the hyper links in previous sentence.  These are made to order in any color thread DMC currently makes.  Because they are made to order there will be the time needed to make them these are made by me and my children.


I also have some pre-made cord in the shop now as well.  This is cord I had in my stash in a myriad of different colors that i used when doing the tutorials and other projects.  Thought some might like to try using color.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

flowers for a friend

The  wedding I talked about in the last post here  are the flower wall hangings I did for the wedding.  Some one else was going to do them but couldn't at the last moment.  So I got asked was happy to do it loved that they had Protea's in the arrangements reminded me of my grandmother she loved tropical flowers.

 These where my girls at the wedding.
 She caught the toss away bouquet not something I made i just did the wall stuff.
 Up close toss away
 The wedding cake was lovely ( I also did not do this but I love looking at flowers since I use to be a florist and grew up in a flower shop remind me of my grandmother in heaven and miss her dearly.)


 Bride and groom







 I wish them forever happiness in their new life together.


little bits of scraps make flowers

 One week ago my daughter went to one of our family friends weddings where she caught the bouquet.  The dress she wore to the wedding which you see at the right and above was 5 inches too long before that event.  So quickly I cut off the hem and she did a hand rolled hem on it so she could wear it to the event. 
 Last night I cut the hem into little circles 30 of them . Then folded those in half and did a gathering stitch on the raw edge side stringing 5 of these together to make a flower.  I had enough fabric from the hem to make 6 of these flowers.  I  then sewed them to her upper left shoulder of the dress and removed the bow from center front and stitched it into the middle of the flower cluster.  I also went through my buttons and picked out rhinestone buttons from three generations of our family from both sides  an sewed them to the center of the flowers to add a little sparkle.



 Recently I did A similar style detail on a dress for play Anything Goes.  In this dress I sewed the entire dress all 5 layers of skirt and all bias. and ruffle sleeves and lots of flowers on it.





 Here you can see what the flowers look like up close
 prior to flowers and rhinestones being added.


  This is the lovely Mandee Shaffer who use to be one of my bosses who draped this dress for me to make.  She is now the Manager of the West Valley Hale costume shop here she is being silly and just wearing a costume for an upcoming play.  I so miss working with her one of my most favorite people in all the world.

final in scenic painting

Here is the scenic final all done this top one is mine and Maddie's work the rest are my other classmates encase you wanted to see them up close.  you can give your opinions of which you like best.  It is ok if it is not mine. We goofed on one thing realized after the final the shadow from the roof over the brick should have been much much larger. Otherwise we nailed it.






Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Foliage and flowers

  1. Cartoon in branches
  2. Using two colors of brown dark and medium using thin brush paint in branches and trunks
  3. Let dry
  4. Using three colors dk green , medium green and yellow paint in leaves using dark color first to show depth of darkest color, then medium green and then yellow as highlight These are all thick dabs of color let the brush work don’t be fussy
  5. Let dry
  6. Paint in flowers using three colors again using same technique as leaves
  7. Let dry
  8. Go back with purple black glaze and place in shadows.
  9. Let dry
  10. Go back in with highlight a light shade of the flower color for flowers and light shade of yellow white for leaves….
  11. Make sure

    to get cast shadows

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