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This piece is part of an ongoing series inspired by antique photographs taken from my own little collection. As I purchased more of these antique photos I stumbled upon pictures of Victorian mourning jewelry, some of which involved making tiny and elaborate floral arrangements out of human hair. This idea struck me as being both really weird and really awesome! Of course, I could make tiny an elaborate floral-inspired arrangements with crochet! It's a great way for me to incorporate my photo collection with my fiber art.
I used an original Antebellum photograph that I found in a Tuscaloosa antique mall - I fell in love with the girl's dress and center-parted hairstyle! I also used decoupage medium, vintage lace, and an assortment of cotton crochet threads. Each element was individually made, then applied to a heart-shaped vintage wood plaque (from a local second hand shop) that I coated with white paint. The wood plaque has a built in hanger on the back of the piece.
The process of making each this piece was a quite time consuming, but it becomes a meditation as I crochet each part of the project.
Much love and many good thoughts go into each piece I make. It is so important to me that my work is original and includes special details - I hope you enjoy it!
This piece is signed and ready to hang.
Measures approximately 9.5 inches (24 cm) wide and 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall.
The wood base has a great shape and metal detail, because this part of the piece is second hand there may be small imperfections present. The paint does a good job of hiding flaws, but they may exist.