Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ginger for Sharon

It has been a while since I have blogged.  Too busy making costumes is an easy excuse to voice, but it happens to be true.  And things that do not have deadlines are harder to find time for than things that must be finished on a specific time line.  So enough with the excuses!  Let me introduce you to Sharon's "Ginger!"
Sharon is a new dancer and planned to compete for the first time at the Snow Ball, but an injury side-lined her.  She had a simple shape in mind, when she came to her design meeting, and hoped for a copper color.  I had to do a little hunting, as it is not a typical ballroom color, And found several possible options for her, rangind from bronze, through copper to rust.  Sharon chose a great piece of slinky and a wonderful ombred organza to go with it.  The ombre shifted from the ginger to purple, and we used that purple both on the inner most skirt...
A view from beneath the skirt
And in the glittering rhinestone embellishment...
Embellishment Pattern
 That embellishment design was created from a photo Sharon brought to me of burnished light fixtures in her home.  I had told her the stoning pattern could be anything she liked, and she wanted an all-over texture.  Her photo was inspiring and using a combination of  Siam AB, Red Magma, Crystal Astral Pink, Crystal Copper, and Heliotrope stones, we created this result for her.
Back View
We also made a necklace, earrings and two cuffs in the Siam AB, Heliotrope, and Crystal Astral Pink.

We hope to see Sharon and her new gown in the Twin Cities in the near future! 


Eva Maria Keiser said...

Terrific :-)
-Eva Maria

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Thank you Eva Maria!

Anonymous said...

Stunning as always. Love the color!

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Thank you so much Cathy!

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