Monday, March 19, 2012

Things I Need To Figure Out

 That title could be the start of a very long post but I will spare you the full list!  Close-ups are a big reason I bought a new camera.  When I was sorting through the sack of millinery flowers I told you about here, I found this amazing little beaded millinery leaf.  It measures about 1-1/2" long and really looks a lot prettier when it ISN'T so close but I wanted to show the detail.  The beads are strung on white floral wire so you can bend it.  Have any of you made these or seen instructions to make them?  Yes, I'm looking for the lazy way before I start reverse-engineering it!
 I don't think there is any lazy way on this one.  No, I didn't take this picture.  My son (thank you Andy) came over yesterday afternoon to see how I was doing with the new camera and he took this picture as an example.  Oh.My. He gave me some tips to help me get started and I did manage to get some pictures I could use on Etsy. I am VERY happy I don't have to constantly take the camera on and off the tripod - HUGE time saver.  Now, all those setting are another thing.
This is a straight-on picture of that same button.  It looks neat, kind of like a Hostess cupcake, but the one above is so much more interesting.  Lots-o-learning to do!

5 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh and ah over that scrumptious leaf. Kind of makes you want to make a bunch in lots of different colors. And yes it does look like a hostess cupcake in reverse. Something I didn't see until you said it. Thank you.....it looks far more appetizing now....Keep working I am loving the photos. Smiles...Renee

Andy's Attic said...

Learning is fun. Just think, one day you will look back and wonder what was so hard about it all...

Betsy said...

Love that pretty beaded leaf. I was studying it and it looks like it might be pretty easy to put together, just very time consuming. Have fun with your new toy. Yep, the button does look like a cupcake:-)

Annette said...

That's just what I thought about the button when I saw it!

Laurie said...

It *does* look like a Hostess cupcake, in negative! Very cool button!