Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Too Much Bling??
Anyone wondering what happened to Monday posts? School happened that's what. Boo. I have been slammed the past couple of weeks and am lucky if I get a post up on Wednesday and Fridays. I spend so much stinkin' time on school papers by the time I sit down to do a Pinstrosity it is so nice to not have cite books, spell ridiculously long words (evapotranspiration anyone?) and worry about pleasing a persnickety professor I just feel relaxed writing for Pinstrosity. It's great! Another thing that is great is that Marquette and I have a new plan implemented for our Mondays that will feature some fun different stuff that we think will start your week out right :) Stay tuned for that coming soon!
Another great thing...Bling. I love it, you should all know that by now, and well so does our friend Serena (great name, anyone think Gossip Girl here? I love it!).
Check out today's Pinstrosity? Piniocre? Pinaverage? Pinmedian? Ah well we are still working on it...
This is from someone's Pinterest, I believe it is a personal photo (phone maybe?) Anyone know the original crafter? We love to give credit where credit is due!
As the title suggests Serena thinks this may have too much bling...let's here what she has to say:
"So we all like the shiny, we all love the blingy. Sometimes, making stuff is not always the best route. And things are not always what they seem on Pinterest. I bring you, my wall initial fail... So I was out thrift store shopping like I do and saw this S. My first name is Serena so I thought, awesome. It was striped, but no big deal, nothing paint can't cure. So home again home again I went. Painted it white, gathered some little shiny baubles and left over bits from my recent wedding and went to work. And promptly hated it, so what do you do? You add more stuff to cover the ick. “This looks plain, this is a bald spot, ohhh that isn't sparkly enough"....
So the reason behind why I think it is a mid- fail? It's too “busy” and too mushed up, in my opinion. But I hang it in my craft room and laugh when I see it. Because lets face it peeps, they can't all be a win, right?"
There are a few main differences I see here:
1. The M is much larger than the S. While the S is generally a harder letter to do these things with, curves and what not, the size definitely has something to do with it. The larger the letter the more baubles you can fit on there!
2. What kind of baubles you use. The original used old earings, broaches, and shiny beads. Serena used mostly fabrics,silk flowers,and pearls. This will certainly set a tone for your letter, and this just seemed to set the wrong one for Serena's letter.
3. Arrangement is also something to consider. Play around with how you set things on the letter, make sure you absolutely love the set up before you glue it down.
I don't want to be misunderstood as saying that the baubles Serena had were bad, it is just they aren't quite the right look for this project if she trying to do something more like the M.
Projects like this generally take a long time because as I talked about in a recent post sometimes you need to hold your breath and wait for the right supplies as opposed to getting impatient and just using what you have on hand. Patience dear crafters, it will be the death of us!
Anyone have any good resources for fun bling? Let us know, we love your feedback!
Happy Wednesday Pinstrosipeeps!
P.S. There is NO such thing as too much bling. Ever. ;)