Monday, June 15, 2009

A Little More Horse Show Bling!

In the beginning - before there were sleeves.

Swarvoski crystals being added - the color is "Colorado Topaz".

I like how this is turning out - almost looks like a beautiful piece of jewelry
or maybe a butterfly!

Reflection of a Beautiful Bride

This lovely gown was originally strapless but the bride and her family wanted something a little more modest so I added gathered chiffon to cover the shoulder. It can be worn pulled up as "straps" or pulled down as in the photo to give a cap sleeve effect.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Little Horse Show Bling

Update: 8/13/09
More rhinestones were added to the jacket per the trainer's request. The number of Swarvoski crystals now exceeds 1500!

My most recent custom project is this beautiful showmanship jacket. It is a long, fitted jacket with oversized collar and french cuffs - all the rage in the Quarter Horse show ring. Hand set Swarvoski crystals cover the collar, cuffs and shoulder areas and accent the embroidered squash blossom design of the fabric. Jacket is fully lined with a zippered front closure.