December 31, 2009

Check out my version of the earrings featured in the January 2010 InStyle Magazine (pg. 106). I used recycled vintage jewelry parts to make mine.

Hedy Regal Designs Watch Part Rings

Ooooooo. I love these new watch part rings made from vintage watch faces and interior mechanics. Adjustable. Unique. Fashionable.

December 28, 2009

Upcycled Neckties

My latest project consists of upcycled mens neckties. The quality of the fabric, the intricate designs, and the rich colors make great starter pieces for my bib necklaces and neckwear. I start by disassembling the tie and removing the stabilizing fabric. After washing and pressing, I make a gathering stitch along the folded edge. Carefully, I attach the gathered tie to a piece of felted wool fabric that I previous cut out. Some neckwear is simple, others are embellished with vintage buttons, crystals, or other found objects. I like the way Sobo Style described these pieces . . . more than a scarf, but less than a necklace.

December 18, 2009

And so it begins . . .

It all started when I switched from having an answering machine to having voicemail. Then, I got the cell phone for "emergencies". Soon I was using it AND my voicemail all the time and decided I didn't need the home phone and answering machine anymore. Next came e-mail . . . which hasn't completely made snail mail obsolete (geesh, somehow we have to receive the items that we are ordering on-line), but I had my personal e-mail, then one for the shop, then another for Hedy Regal Designs. People told me "you need a website", so I made a website for the shop. . . . then a MySpace account . . . oh no, everyone has now switched to Facebook. Okay, okay. I am on FB, too. And we can't forget Etsy and E-bay . . . and in trying to keep up with the tech-world, I am now a blogger. Enjoy.