Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Historic costume jewelry display









These vintage jewelry pieces and fashions are on display at Mount Mary College. I am gathering ideas from these classics, that I may use in my tatted jewelry designs.

Of the vintage clothing that was on display, my personal favorites were the 1952 prom dress with the lacy, full skirt, and the coat inspired by an abstract painting.

I really enjoyed seeing this display, and I am so thrilled to have become an official, card carrying member of the Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee! What a nice, friendly bunch of people interested in all sorts of ways to use beads!

Right away I got asked if I would teach a tatting class (they remembered me from my tatting demo in February).

Since we can bring our projects to work on at their Fall Retreat on October 10, I'll bring a beaded tatting project, and we'll see what happens. I am also looking forward to eventually learning other beading techniques from these talented folks, that I'll probably "morph" into tatting designs.

8 comments:

Just_Jeannette said...

Oh I just love the old jewelry!! Everything was done so fancy! Beading was my first love and it looks so nice in tatting :)

Ridgetatter said...

I, too, am a fan of old Jewelry. I've often thought that some of the design trims on the brooches and necklaces would be really lovely tatted, as they have such great negative space. One of the things I did like about the older jewelry was the mountings were not flimsy; but substantial. Sometimes that makes the piece heavier, but I always thought the backs of the pieces were just as interesting as the front. LOL
Bev

Fox said...

The Fall Retreat should a wealth of ideas! Sounds like a great opportunity! Can't wait to see how it affects your own beading designs!
Fox : )

Kraken said...

fantastic. i wish i'd been able to go to this myself to see the designs. i'm betting you can get plenty of deco design ideas from this to use. i look forward to the results

TattingChic said...

Very beautiful! These are gorgeous pieces. I can see how you would find them inspiring for your own designs. :)

~TattingChic ♥

tattrldy said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your designs inspired by these old pieces.

Valerie said...

gorgeous pieces of vintage jewellery and costumes. i'm sure you'll have lots of ideas to incorporate these into your tatting designs. looking forward.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you everyone, for all the nice comments on the vintage jewelry at the display. I definitely have a tatting idea from the piece in the 2nd photo down. More ideas than time, as usual, LOL! But, someday....