Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Last Items for Give Away

Over the years, I learned to paint on porcelain in the European style from a wonderful Swiss lady.  I studied with her exclusively for five years.  It was a fabulous experience I wouldn't trade for the world. I collected many folders with classic European designs, each sheet in the folder contains four to five ideas/pictures.  I have many folders of the same designs and I know I will never be able to use them all.  The designs are so gorgeous, I hate to keep them in my file cabinets and not share with others.

When traveling, I usually lose at least one needle.  I've tried to come up with something to keep them in, nothing seems to work well.  Until now.  I've cut the designs into various sizes and folded them after lining the inside with scrap book paper and felt.

The needle keep you see, below, shows the front, back and inside of one I made.  In the last photo, there are four pins made of Swarovski crystals and sterling silver Swarovski charms.



Here are a few of the other needle keeps I put together.  They might look kind of 'lumpy' because I already scored the creases before taking the pictures.


The winner of the give away may choose two of the needle keeps I made (I'll post others with different designs as I make them).  The winner will also receive the four Swarovski pins.

Good luck!!

18 comments:

  1. Wow so beautiful..
    Big hugs x

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  2. What a smart idea you have. And beautiful! ;)

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  3. The musical dove design is especially gorgeous. You are one gifted artist!

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  4. Oh how pretty these are! What a wonderful idea to use these designs instead of letting them sit in a folder. I see the front cover can tuck under the tab, like a matchbook. Am I correct? The winner of your giveaway will be so lucky!

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  5. Oh my gosh! Is there nothing you can't do? That's amazing!

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  6. How lovely, your giveaway is stunning.

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  7. These are beautiful, Kim! Such a unique, thoughtful idea.
    The pins are a lovely addition.

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  8. Those are beautiful, thanks for the chance!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  9. Wow! Your giveaway is so generous and your work is so beautiful. You are one talented lady!

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  10. Your new addition to the giveaway is lovely.. What a great practical way to use some pretty papers :)
    Gorgeous pins!!

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  11. These are gorgeous! And what a great idea to use the designs rather than having them sit unused and unseen. The pins are gorgeous too!

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  12. Beautiful pins and a wonderful giveaway.

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  13. What a fabulous idea! I admire your creativity and appreciation for beauty in all things. I love the needle keeps, and I have never seen such beautiful pins. What a pleasure it would be to work with them.

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  14. Great giveaway! The needle keeps are so beautiful.

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