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(This is phenominal -it's worth the extra click)

Judy writes:

I am doing a Tome with Patti Culea --- dollmaker, -- and used crystals on one of the Mermaid pages.

Of course, you probably have very few customers interested in putting crystals on a mermaid pictures!! I've gotten several very positive (I want to do it, too) comments.

Love the crystals, Bobbi.

   Click on the picture to see a close up of the flowers and crystals.

Judy writes:

OK -- this is what I am doing with crystals.*

I picked up several silk (?) flowers from Marshall Fields to put on a jelly purse for the summer. The flowers started at $25 and some of the ones with crystals went up to $40. They were very nice. But let's face it, that is a "big thing" for summer, 2004.

Found a "bush" of flowers at Michael's that looked very much the same (8 blossoms on it)-- on sale half price for $5. Anyway, when I got them home, it was the identical same flower, without crystals, so I cut it off the bush, put a pin backing on it similar to the way ones were done in the RTW, cut a short grograin ribbon with velcro on each end to lap through the pin. I spent about 2 minutes putting several large and several of the smaller crystals on the petals and velcro'ed it onto my purse.

  * Interested in learning more about the crystals? Click here  

Judy Colpak used designs from the Summer Boxes collection to embellish a purchased linen shirt. She used tone-on-tone to add an elegant touch to an elegant blouse.



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