Meet Helga, my ratty old bust.
She was covered with all this ugly blue fabric.
I bought Helga a few years ago at my local thrift store for $20.00. I have seen old busts go for $500. I was not really loving the blue fabric on it. I remember seeing some photographs of busts with a craypaper look....old and ratty. They looked like mine so today I thought I would see what Helga was really made of.
Reminds me to never judge a book by its cover.
She is a beauty...yup full of water stains, rust, missing screws, and she has a lovely pose (lopsided) but she is a highly sought after item by jewelry artists for displays and photography.
She Does Bite !!!!!!
Good thing my Tetanus is updated.
So I thought I would try her out. Not sure these are the best photos but a start. Will have to figure out the best backdrop to take photos with her.
My latest creation from some of my purchases at the
Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee.
This is a layered necklace. Can be worn individually or together. Choker & Long Necklace.
Made with some earthy green & brown ceramic beads that are chunky. Some wavy chips that I bent, copper fish and Swarovski Crystals.
I Think Helga Approves!!!!