For our wedding in February of 2011, my husband and I created the ranunculus and dahlia paper flowers shown here. The ranunculus were so well received by crafty friends, I decided to create a template to share the fun. The template is now available on etsy. The flowers can be used for (as you can see) bouquets, ornaments, wreaths, wall hangings, cake flowers.... you name it. I am particularly proud of these flowers because they are so STURDY- paper flowers can fall apart so easily, but ours were developed to stand the test of time. The larger dahlia template is an easy peasy template that simply takes time to create. Lastly, our newest flower is the protea, which is by far our easiest and most user-friendly flower to create.
With the need for speed when creating our ranunculus flowers, we researched paper cutting machines and purchased a Silhouette. Ever since then, I cut EVERYTHING! From wedding invitations to my husband's art pieces, that machine has paid for itself a thousand times over. I was even lucky enough to be featured on the cover of Portland Bride and Groom (those are my teeny little butterflies in the background!).
I have been a jewelry fiend since I was quite small. I love to use rough cut stones, faceted crystals, and plenty of vintage bronze and gold wire. I love to create custom pieces and gifts! You can visit my (often scarce due to lack of new stuff) etsy shop here.