The past few weeks I’ve morphed into a real live art elf jumping from one project to the next. I’m preparing for an upcoming art show, which means most of my free time has been spent in my studio.
Lately I’ve been on the look-out for vintage flower brooches and earrings. I finally collected enough pieces to get started on a fun project called a “Flower Power” cake.
Making a cake-stand was the first step. This was easily done by gluing a crystal candlestick to the bottom of an antique plate. (E6000 glue works great for this) I then glued three round boxes together (from Michael’s Craft Store) and painted the entire “cake” a soft cream color. After I removed the jewelry backings, I glued each bauble onto the cardboard cake with a hot glue-gun. I hoped to have enough jewels to finish the project, however I only made it halfway around. Oh well, collecting treasures is half the fun…..the retro bloom-hunt continues!