Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dragonflies and Plate Flowers~Early summer projects

I know that I haven't posted much during the summer, though remember when I said I was busy. I really was!
While going through some of my photos the other day, I ran across several that I never shared on my blog.
As usual, I didn't take photos while creating this creature. Meet one of my Dragonflies. I made several of them, such a fun project!

He's adorned with a couple of antique items, the eyes are antique porcelain knobs and his tail has an insulator. It is marked 1893. I collect antique glass insulators, have about 200 of them now.Yes, My husband just looks at me every time I buy a new one! :0)


Also during the early spring and summer months, I made a TON of plate flowers. Now they are my kind of flower. No watering, weeding or wilting! Here's just a sampling of some that were made.
Plate flowers
I had them in our booths at the Antique shops that we're in. Although I packed up what was left last week hoping to bring them back out in early spring next year. A girl only needs so many plate flowers and I have about 50 of these ready, with hundreds of plates still to do more.
Glass plate flowers
Well, I have a lot to get done today. I hope you enjoyed seeing just a few of the projects that I did over the summer months. I might have pictures of more, I'll have to look.


Thanks so much for stopping by
Your visits mean the world to me!

From the Heart,
Jana

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7 comments:

  1. Love that dragonfly, and your plate flowers are gorgeous!!! Your flowers look painted. I made some painted ones before blogging and gave them away as gifts. but I'll definitely be making more and putting them in my store. They're so beautiful!

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  2. Hi Jana, such a beautiful Dragonfly and the plates are so pretty. Such beautiful garden art.

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  3. Those are so creative and fun and really cute. It looks like you had a fun and productive summer.

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  4. I love to make plate flowers too! It's seductive! I can't go to a thrift store without coming home with more dishes! I haven't put any in a shop yet. Here in Florida they can stay out year round so I'm thinking about it. Your plates are gorgeous!! Each one is so fun!

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  5. Jana you're so creative! I'd love to have some of these, if I though my hubby could avoid them while weed eating and grass cutting! They're so pretty ;-) Happy Birthday (belated)

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  6. Oh my, your garden art is amazing.

    I do much smaller things, but maybe I will try something like your plate flowers.

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