People have asked me what blogs do I follow. The blog I follow for jewelry is not a DIY blog, but an inspirational one and it also lets me see new uses for materials like polymer clay, felt, paper etc… It is the French site Bijou Contemporain Jewelry here. These photos are just a few from a huge post done on Rings & Nature. This blog showcases big exhibits, small exhibits, individual craftspeople etc… It impeccably credits all jewelry, which makes me incredibly happy.
Top block clockwise from top left: Nora Rochel, Nora Rochel, Ute Kolar (Austrian living in Italy) - anello bosco 2009, Nora Rochel.
Lower block: Ana Hagopian - paper rings.
DIY French Kiss. Cross Stitch. Bisou = kisses in french. Download the simple grid on french site Brodyzen Creations here.
French Fashions and Hats, 1830. Hats and Hats! But look at the gorgeous pale blue opera coat lined with pink sleeves! The most remarkable collection of historic fashion plates [The [new] 19th century Fashion Plate Collection consists of 475 images hosted by Claremont Colleges Digital Library in California] found at Bibliodyssey. More amazing descriptions:
To the viewer’s right is a woman in a white, short-sleeved evening dress covered by a pale blue opera coat. The coat has wide, pink-lined sleeves trimmed with white tassels and ornamentation. Its collar is wide and cape-like, with ends secured by a blue belt at the waist. The coat is edged with white fur, which matches the narrow, fur boa wrapped around the woman’s neck.
Also, click through on each picture for a larger image: very large versions are also available on flickr. All the images above have been moderately cleaned of stains and text bleed-through where possible.