I zoomed in on the details of each dress, so you can hopefully get a better idea of just how much the Swarovski crystals enhance the gowns and accessories. I ordered 1200 assorted gems for this job and used every single one of them. I always think I have ordered enough, but in the end, wish I had more to play with!
This is the bottom part of the above sash on the green dress. The longest part of the sash utilizes Goldens Glass Bead Gel over gold metallic paint. All the Gals shoes also have the Glass Bead Gel with additional gems to coordinate with their outfits.
Here is her bracelet. Remember the foil I had used underneath that I showed the other day? The foils really help to add to the bling of the gems! Her left hip and arm are only washed out in this pic because of the flash and crystals.
I love how the Glass Bead Gel worked on this gold dress! It almost looks like gold lame'. To further highlight this overlay of the dress I outlined with gold crystals and then added the beaded at the hemline... and her shoes, of course! She is my "elegant gal". I really love them all, and try not to play favorites!
I ended up doing a chevron pattern on the bottom portion of each panel. I used a light purple foil, then taped out the chevron pattern with blue tape and applied the Glass Bead Gel to every other stripe. Once dry, I added a crystal at each point. This photo does not do the color justice. :-(
Now it was time to transport them to their new home (sniff, sniff). I carefully wrapped them and loaded into my car.
This color in this photo is actually very good! Here they are, trying out their corner. You may recall this living room from earlier in the year. The walls you are seeing in the background are padded fabric, meticulously hung, with self covered cording at the ceiling line, baseboards, and all edges! There is only one, long wall that does not have the fabric and I did some stripes on it. You'll see them in the next shot.
Luckily, she was on board with that and quickly brought in this smaller lamp that is blown glass with a beautiful embroidered silk shade. It really goes well with the dresses. The only request my client had was to add more crystals to the chevron pattern, so I will order 600 more and outline that pattern. I said good by to the Gals, knowing that I'll be back to visit soon.