Friday, January 29, 2010

Little projects

I've been busy working on little projects for clients here and there the last few days and wanted to share some of what I have been working on before I start diving into my bouquet and invitation orders.

This first piece was for a client who wanted to give his wife a gift of plumerias. They love all things Hawaii, especially plumerias. Not sure how he found me, but he asked for a dozen plumerias that he wanted to stick in a vase for their room. I initially had planned to just give him single stems of plumerias with some greenery, but the more I thought about it and what he was striving for was the clusters of plumerias. So I did 2 sets of clusters so they almost look like they were pulled fresh off a plumeria tree, complete with fragrance!
The 2nd shot is of a vanda orchid I've been playing around with and trying new techniques to get it to look realistic. It's getting closer.... This would make a beautiful hair flower or boutonniere.

The 3rd set of pics is for an Etsy client of mine who has an inspiration photo of a couture hair piece with a birdcage veil. She asked if I could recreate it in clay. She has a specific hibiscus sketch she used in her wedding invitations that she wanted to carry through so this hair piece was something that fit perfectly with her theme. Still waiting for the bride to approve. The flowers are 4 inches and 5.5 inches. They are really big, but I'm sure they will look stunning.


Nesting Newbies said...

I love this hair piece! It is very elegant. The orchid is looking very real too!!

: )

-Lea McIntosh

marie christine said...

When I look at plumerias, it sounds like summer and we need that right now !

naden.ka said...

Diane, how did you make these flowers look so real? The pattern of all flowers look unbelievably real..

Mikiye Creations said...

I LOVE it when a client inspires us to try something new that turns out awesome!
These look AMAZING!!!!