Close-up #1 shows recycled linens, new jumbo rick rack that I hand painted, reclaimed vintage MOP (Mother of Pearl) buttons, beads, and lots of embroidery.
Close-up #2 features , at the top of the photo, some lace handmade by my great-grandmother that I removed from a worn pillowcase. The lower left side of the picture shows a button stack. In the top left, just below the large flower button, you can see a gold locket I was given as a child. It's too delicate to wear, but will be preserved safely once this piece is framed.
Close-up #3 shows some more of the new and reclaimed cutwork and eyelet. There is a reclaimed piece in the top center that I coffee dyed. Again, lots of beads, buttons, sequins and embroidery.
Close-up #4 has a hand-painted doily. This a dollar-store cotton doily, painted with Pebeo Setacolor Transparent paints. The white piece in the middle is a newer thrift-store tablecloth, the ivory piece in the lower left is part of a crocheted doily, also found at a thrift store.