Full Bloom, wearable roses…a vision fulfilled

Snappy Couture~Full Bloom

One of the things I love most about being an artist is watching my concepts come to fruition through hours of designing and focused work. When we were on our October cabin vacation, I took the opportunity to design a three dimensional rose, an idea that had been in my mind for quite some time. I produced several styles while perfecting the shape eventually coming up with the roses that are in this design, adequately named Full Bloom.

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Full Bloom has been an amazing project. These Victorian Red roses are continuously shuttle-tatted as 2 or 3 connected parts each with 2 or 3 rounds of long picots, short and long chains, rings and lock stitches. The leaves are my skinny Oak design in dark leaf green.

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The highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton cordonnet was used for this work producing very firm components with rich color and beautiful sheen. The components are tatted together and hand sewn together discreetly through the back side.

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P1110812A clear stiffener was added to the interior of the roses and back of the twisted stems of the leaves so the design is firm and stable. Matte gold Swarovski glass pearls are hand sewn into the centers. Shimmery organdy ribbon with gold jewelry components completes the necklace.

This is a one-of-a-kind Snappy Couture design. Snappy Couture is my high-end, high-fashion, line of fiber art jewelry. My most elaborate and glamorous designs are in this collection. All are one-of-a-kind.

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P1110795In the future I would like to create more of this work. It is labor intensive and requires much of my time so new pieces only come out a couple of times a year. In the new year I plan to work on more framed and wearable fiber art. I am also going to learn a new form of lace-making which I hope to incorporate into my collections.

I loved making this design. It will debut at the show I am attending tomorrow and Wednesday and then will be listed in my Etsy shop. Like all of my Snappy Couture designs, it saddens me a little to see it go but makes me feel overjoyed when someone enjoys my work enough to bring it home.

Jennifer

All rights reserved. Full Bloom, Rose and Oak leaf designs. © 2012 Jennifer Kohr
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4 Comments

  1. lsharer said,

    December 3, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Oh, love it! Wow!!! Just stunning!!

  2. Anonymous said,

    December 3, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Well I think you’ve outdone yourself this time. Its amazing! Love the little pearl centers. I love it the way it is but I can see altering this too and wearing it as a corsage for a wedding or other special event.

  3. December 3, 2012 at 7:25 am

    WOW! Beautiful!!!

  4. Krystle said,

    August 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    What are you using to stiffen them?


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