Friday, April 29, 2011

A Pair of Pears - How Can I Transform Them?

I was playing around with a couple of styro gold pears in my studio and wanted to share my creations with you. I've had these ideas running through my mind for days...weeks...OK, months. I happen to have a bloggy friend who, rumor has it, loves pears. I knew I had these and wanted to make something special for her with them.

The first one I added a plain brown wrapper with decoupage and hung it up to dry.

Next I tore up some paper with black printing on it. The paper happened to have bicycles on it. Another common interest of ours.

I dug into my little drawer of 'going to need these some day' stamps and inks.

I stamped a little 'for you' stamp on the bottom since it is a gift.

I strung a few black seed beads onto thin wire because the pear still needed something (and to me something is always beads!)

Yup! That's what it needed. Much better. Don't you agree? Oh, and I added just a tiny bit of glittery sheen.

Now for the second pear ...

I happened to have some 'Snowtex' in my studio waiting to get out, so I coated the pear with the texture medium and hung it up to dry thoroughly.

Wired and glued on a large pearlized marble. Kind of looks like a wire halo, doesn't it?

Yes, that was intentional. The gold leaves form the wings and a couple of dots with my marker helps the little angel see. Now she needs to hang around all night to get good and dry.

What's that? I tell you, you give an angel wings and eyes and they start bossing you around! She said she needed a necklace and a little sparkle, so... (I never refuse an angel her wishes!)

She seems quite pleased now.

Until she found out I expect her to bubble up and jump into a box with the other pear!

Yes, t-h-a-t pear, the biker one!

You're goin' to Colorado to a great home! She decided that won't be so bad.

I just hope they arrive safely.


Annesphamily said...

You are a wonderful creative lady! I love these pears! They are so adorable. That bossy lil angel is sweet as can be! Have a terrific weekend Anne

Unknown said...

Your beading makes everything so beautiful!
Those are the cutests pears ever!! Hugs, Kim

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

These pears are just fabulous!! You are truly creative!


Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, I'm CRYING! FOR ME????? Oh, Connie you are sweet, a wonderful artist, and truly a great friend. The "pair of Pears" are just beautiful and so ME! When they arrive her in Colorado, they will FOR SURE have a place of honor in my home.
REALLY, I have tears in my eyes because you have touched my heart.
AND I will be stalking the mailperson. It's ok, she's nice and know's I love pkgs in the mail.

Many warm and friend filled hugs,

Suztats said...

Such a cute post! The pears are wonderful, and I liked seeing each step in their progress. I love the angel!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Great ideas and love what you have done.

Holly said...

I just saw your pears on Jan's blog. Just adorable. You did an amazing job and I'm so glad you've met her. She just seems like a sweet, sweet lady. Is there anything better than getting a homemade gift in the mail from a sweet friend? I think not.

Createology said...

Each of your pears are just too creative. I love the touch of black beaded leaves on the biker pear. The precious angel is just too too cute. Very thoughtful of you to make these personalized for your friend. Happy creating...

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Connie, I saw Jan's post about these thoughtful gifts she received from you. They are both truly unique and wonderful. Best wishes to you, Tammy

Junibears said...

Hello Connie,
I've popped over for a visit from Jan's blog. She is a lovely lady. Your pair of pears gifted to her are fantastic. Lovely work. Now going to have a browse through your blog.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Oooo What an Idea! I have a pack of green ones that sort of sparkly. I keep them in a basket on the floor. Every time I walk by it I ask myself "How long is that going to sit there?" Now I can try some ideas that you've shared and maybe do something with them. Thanks!

Charmingdesigns said...

LOVE your pears!~