Ever wonder how these pieces of art are created? Well, I’m sure everyone has a different way of designing them. This is what Crystal did for the piece I wore.
First she cut a piece of chicken wire to the right size and rolled it as to point the cut ends away from my head. I’m all for being creative but could do without chicken wire poking into my scalp! The ‘soft’ side of the wire rested on top of my head. She then took three oasis deco dots (we call them deco dots, looks like their official name is mini-deco holders) and wired those on top of the chicken wire. We needed a place to construct the piece so we taped it onto the top of my ski helmet — which I thought was pretty clever!
Crystal built up the base of the piece and added in the line flowers and some focal flowers.
We added in clematis, anemones and ferns:
The chicken wire piece was pinned into my hair with numerous bobby pins. Once it was in place Crystal and Krista (R.J.’s wife) started adding in more ferns, ivy and flowers around the base and covered up all the mechanics. Yes, it was heavy!
Here’s a photo of us after the shoot – Rachel, Crystal, me and R.J.
Crystal designed the necklace I’m wearing in this shot, she took a beautiful piece of costume jewelry and added a row of orange mambo roses – it was so pretty!