Friday, February 13, 2009

DK Designs Clay Flower Hair Accessories

A client found me last week via my Etsy site and asked if I could make her a gardenia hair flower on an alligator clip. Her wedding is fast approaching, but she lives locally so I told her I could make her one with the clip as requested.

Anyway, I agreed to do the order and then she came back and sent me a picture of a silk hydrangea hair flower accessory embellished with crystals that she found on Nordstrom's website. She asked if I could do it and I told her that I could recreate it in clay, but it would look obviously different and only embellished with crystals in the centers of the flowers. So she agreed to the price and defined which ones she wanted and I just finished assembling them this morning.

Now I can refocus my attention on the upcoming Bridal Faire and get geared up for that!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for reading my comment and acting on it. For me, you set the standards on what can be achieved using Claycraft. Your flowers are beautiful and based on your blog, you put many hours into your craft. I'm only a beginner and with each flower that I make, I strive to achieve a realistic representation of the flower. I'll continue to create because I love the feel of the clay and the challenges it brings. Mahalo

DK Designs said...

My comment previously was not meant negatively. I try not to offer the same thing as the other clay artisans because I don't think it's fair to take what they do and copy it. We all have our own sense of style and we all do it for the love of the clay. I simply meant that it means a lot to me that those who want me to create their clay pieces instead of deciding to buy somewhere else because it's in stock.

I'm honored that you feel that my work sets the standard and I'm glad it encourages you to strive to be a better clay artist. All the best to you in your endeavors.