Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Creating your own vintage bust forms - part 2

Yesterday's post turned into quite the discussion on facebook. It seems I'm certainly not the only one who has been hoping to find/make a cool bustform for jewelry display! We've started a little challenge, with a few of us vowing to either make or alter an existing form somehow by the end of February. We'd love to have more of you join in, as always the more the merrier! Feel free to reblog this, or share with your friends. The beading/jewelry community is highly creative!

The deadline for submission is February 29th. Send me pics, and a little information about you, and of course your process/artistic vision in creating your bust forms.  I've copied yesterday's post below for ease of sharing!  And I think this time, a prize will be in order. Hmmm, to be determined - but will most likely involve some handmade beads, and a bit of destash!

Prize will be drawn randomly based on the number of participants. We're not going to judge your artwork!

Send your submissions to jennifer@beadfx.com by February 29th. The reveal post will be very early March - depending on how many submissions we have. 

You have almost 2 months - time to get busy!


Here is a copy of yesterdays post - Sorry for the duplicate!




For a while now, I've been occasionally hunting kijiji for a cheap dressmakers judy to use for photographing necklaces. I have some necklace display forms, but really wanted something close to lifesize for photography - or at least bigger than your standard display forms. I came across a tutorial online that I wanted to share with you all.  The Polka Dot Closet shows how she altered some inexpensive larger jewelry displays. Maybe we can get Marg to order some of these larger displays - We'll have space once we move!

If you would prefer to go full on out DIY, you can create your own completely from scratch with this tutorial from Linda's Art Quilts.



Here are some decorating ideas no matter which method you choose:

                                                                             Source: itsy-bits-and-pieces.blogspot.com via Rachelle on Pinterest




                                                                               Source: vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com via Teresa on Pinterest




                                                                                         Source: crochet.tumblr.com via Krislyn on Pinterest





While these may not have a subtle enough background to actually make your jewelry stand out, they're too awesome not to share.

                                                                                               Source: stampington.com via ms on Pinterest




                                                                               Source: balzerdesigns.typepad.com via Wendy on Pinterest

2 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hi! I'm the Polka Dot Closet, Thank you so much for the shout out on my sheet music dress form. I think everyone thinks they are so expensive and they cannot afford them, it breaks my heart, I am so glad you featured mine so they can see anyone can afford them and with minimal craft skills can make them look like a million bucks!!

Carol

jen said...

I love what you did with yours. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I purchased two bust forms from the link you included. The quality on those is excellent considering the price!