I am in love with the wreaths made by georgiapeachez. Serious work goes into gathering the vintage ornaments she uses, designing, and GOOD GOD, THE GLUING.
I know from the gluing because I decided to make one myself, since I had all these gold and blue shiny brites sitting around from Too Lazy To Put Things Away Properly.
Her latest showcase seashells for a summery change of holiday! And I happened to have a giant heap of those my daughter gave me when she 'got over' seashells. (Sometimes you just get over things. Yay for me tho!)
I consulted georgia peachez blog for the best way to go about it, since she's The Pro and knows how to make them fabulous yet sturdy enough to withstand shipping. I used a diff wreath form and the totally wrong wire for a hanger, and tho my glue was 'high-melt- or whatever, I feel like this piece is destined for breakage. All the bits are so fragile!! I live in a crazy house!! You can see where I already broke two legs off that little starfish. Oddly, that weekend I found a bag of shells at the thrift with some starfish in, so I'll be fixing that, however temporary it may be.
But I do love it. The golden sunny shiny brites and the oceany swimming pool blue ones. There are a few clear bubbly ones that aren't vintage from my stash. And since I pride myself on using what I have on hand instead of buying stuff, I'm really proud to have found a use for the seashells. And the gold ornies, cuz gold is not my thing. But I am reminded of Yeats - "...pluck till time and times are done, the silver apples of the moon, the golden apples of the sun..."
I took a clear ornie, filled it with sand and tiny shells, and a vintage photo of this little girl in her swimming suit on some lake dock somewhere, from my collection. (We do not have ocean beaches here, ha!)
However ephemeral this wreath might be, it's sure purdy right now.