What to do with a pretty Carousel Horse that needed a some uplifting?
I thought about this for quite a few nights.
All I could picture in my head was the horse flying in air with ribbon streamers flowing down,
kind of like a Maypole.
This was too fancy of a horse to just has ribbon streamers!
Then my dim light bulb finally shined - a suncatcher!
I gathered any and all supplies I thought I
might need could use,
so excuse my mess- I'm creating here! LOL
The first thing I noticed was that there were roses decorating the horse here and there. I grabbed some small ribbon roses I had, but they weren't small enough. So I cut them down to size and glued them on.
I only had purple ones.The main color is purple with some aqua.
I really wanted to bring more aqua out,
so I painted some aqua.
Then it hit me!
I had forgotten I had just hit the best Estate Sale of a crafter,
the day before and hadn't unpacked yet.
I started digging and came across these darling cascading millinery flowers. I thought they would be perfect to drape over her tail -
that's when I realized I was adorning her like a parade horse!
That's OK, I love the horses in all their parade costumes/gear.
Aren't those cascading flowers perfect?
I love them!
I remembered I had a beaded decoration leftover from a non-functioning pen. That's the 2 short dark purple bead strands with bells on the ends that you see on this side. They are attached to a lavender flower which has a bow on it.
~ Next was the most difficult part ~
Hence probably the reason for no photos
Threading the prisms, spacers and beads
Attaching them where I wanted them
Trying to get the end bows to look a like
And just plain wanting it all to turn out to be what I could see in my minds eye ~
Oh and the ribbon streamers, top and bottom
Not done yet.
After attaching the bottom streamers I still needed to add two more "prism danglers'' to the center post. After a bit of finagling I got it just right but wanted it to be a little more secure than just tied and glued. I found a lampwork bead at the bottom of my stash that had a hole big enough to fit the pole, Amazing! Added a touch of glue and felt much better.
Next was to finish off the end of the pole.
I encircled it in a strand of tiny gold beads ending with an aqua star
and an iridescent bicone bead.
Uh, something is missing ~~
Glitter nail polish on the roses!!
Here she sits drying for her last time.
BTW, like her drying stand? LOL
Old odd vases do come in handy at times ;)
*Here she is in all her glory*
She was hanging near a window and when the sun came in the colors that came shining through were wonderful. A small breeze came up and she began to jingle too.
A sweet light jingle with rainbow colors and ribbon streamers.
It's a good day :)
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