Shabby chic at it’s best
The shabby vintage look is popular
A few of the popular places that you can find a shabby vintage look are in furniture, clothing, jewelry, and home decor. The popularity may have come from the movement to clean up the world and save mother earth. People like taking old vintage pieces and making them into beautiful pieces of useful art. Examples include turning old windows into picture frames, coffee tables, or shelving. Also, the practice of painting has changed from ensuring there are no brush strokes to show all kinds of marks and imperfections. Another popular trend with paint is to layer colors and then sand off the layers in particular spots to mimic an aged look for the piece. Fabric art has joined the trend by using layers of lace and trims to give a tattered look to a piece and by adding beads, charms, buttons, stitches and many other like items to adorn them. To achieve a cohesive Shabby Chic vintage look there need to be many different layers with different thicknesses and textures coming together to form a tattered effect.
A pink vintage brooch with multiple layers of crochet lace
I think vintage crochet lace is a beautiful medium to work with because it can give dimension and stability to a project rather easily. So what better way to begin a project than with the best? To achieve the shabby Chic look on this piece, I have layers of soft and textured laces stacked together forming an elegantly unified base for my pink flower to stand out and be the main attraction on the brooch. There is a crochet edging with flat back pearls attached at the bottom along with pink seam binding. A stick pin stands at the top bringing a little sparkle to the piece. The last added item is the angel charm, the symbol of hope, love, peace, and protection.
This brooch is a one of a kind handmade piece by Debra Eaves. There will be a shop opening on this website soon with items such as this brooch and other vintage shabby chic items. When the store opens, there will be a special limited time only sale price offered for these brooches. Hope to see you there.