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Vintage decor for the New Year

Hello, I hope you enjoyed the Christmas Holiday!
Today, I have a sweet little vintage style lady done in tones of purple and green with a touch of paleness in her skin tone to represent the Winter, with the hope of Spring to come. I will also apologize, briefly, for the photo quality as my cell phone is my current camera. I just moved house and can not find the cable to my good one.. Go figure ;o)  Enjoy.


Supplies:
Doll head or Prima Arts and Relics
Miscellaneous jewelry bits, but you need at least ONE bead cap.
   
I am using a resin paintable piece Prima Arts and Relics , however you could use a china doll head, or even a large floral pin, cabochon, decorative wood piece or really, any kind of statement piece you can attach a bead cap to.
Here, I begin my initial layout of how the pieces will go together.
I painted the hanger with a creamy white, watered down acrylic paint (wash style) then used a silver tone metallic rub on top of the dried wash. It brought out the nice grain of the wood and high lights the edges of the hanger as well as making it look a little vintage.
I used an awl to poke a starter hole in the bottom of the hanger and used an eye screw. I used glue in the hole before putting the eye screw in to ensure it would hold. My resin piece came with a hook in it but I added one to the bottom of it as well, so I can hang the bead cap piece with all my lace and ribbon in it, to the head piece.
Here I have added some decorative flower ribbon and the rhinestone cup chain, to the hanger.  I just love these colors, they remind me of the lovely Spring time we get here in Arizona.
I painted my face piece in similar colors. Taking your choice of lace and some ribbon, I put glue inside the bead cap and stuffed the ends inside. After that dried, I attached the bead cap to the hook I added at the bottom of the head piece. Then I used a clip and chain I had lying around, to attach the completed head piece to the hanger and DONE!

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year!  I won't be posting for a bit as I am having routine Carpal Tunnel surgery but as soon as I can, I look forward to bringing you some more projects!

Thanks for looking!
Jen Rothstein


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