Welcome to our Team Blog! Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie have joined together to create a fun place to share our ideas and lives with all of you. We know that our teaming up has been confusing for some of you and we apologize. We will refer to ourselves as Marie Antoinette (the Doll Creator & maker of fabulous items) who lives in Peacock Paradise and Edie Marie (the creator of the posts and story telling on this blog & amateur crafter of many things in my "attic") who lives on Golden Pond. What great fun we have combining our forces!!

Thank you for stopping by to see what's happening in our studios in Peacock Paradise and on Golden Pond!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Too Many Bracelets!

Is it possible to have too many 
NO, of course not! 
But I have quite a few "favorite" 
bracelets... so let's see what we 
can do with some things I pulled 
off of my shelves. Things you save and 
say 100 times "what did I save this for" 
before you actually find a use for it!

So here's what I found. 
- Scrapbook paper
- Thin dowel type rod
- Sturdy paper tube
- Candy cup papers
- A square wood piece for door molding 
- Lots of old vintage jewelr
(These pieces had stones missing 
and other issues that made them 
perfect for this project.)   

- I painted the wood piece white 
& antiqued it a bit.     
- Then decoupaged the black & white 
toile paper to the base.   
- When the base is dry if you take 
a nail file and use it on the edges 
of the wood it gives it a great look.  

-  I drilled a hole in the center of 
the tube and in the center of the 
square wood piece, then glued the 
tube and wood piece to the dowel
Let your glue dry well.     

- Add a complimentary scrapbook 
paper to the tube, gluing in place. 

- I glued a candy paper cup in 
the open ends of the tube. 
(Not really necessary but I felt 
like closing the ends.)   

 - Then start adding some BLING!
I used a hot glue gun for this. 
I added some jewelry pieces aroun
the base of the dowel to give it 
extra strength.   

I found 2 large round brooches 
that were the perfect size for the 
bling at the ends of the tube.   

I like it! A lot!

The other end piece was acutally 
a hair clip that I found at Kohl's 
in their clearance items for 
about $2 at the most. 
Woo-Hoo! Love a bargain! 

There was a broken bracelet in my 
Mom's old jewelry box that had a missing 
piece as you can see, but was perfect for 
the curve in the base. And I was so happy 
to put this lovely old bracelet to good use.

One of my Mom's favorite earrings. 
Too worn to be worn any longer but 
a nice tribute to my Mom, none the 
less. I remember her wearing these 
earrings to all my grade school functions, 
to church, to parties, etc. A nice memory 
to add to the menagerie of items

A bit of black ribbon for some 
black tie class!

A single earring from my Grandma's 
jewelry that has no mate is perfect 
dangling on the dowel, finished off 
by the black tie.
More bling! 
Because Bling is a GOOD Thing!! 

 There you have it... 
a great use for those special 
unwearable jewelry pieces you 
have stashed away.  

Let's fill her up... 
wait a minute - I should have used 
a paper towel size tube! 

Hope you enjoyed having a 
bit of sparkle thrown 
your way today! 

Blessings & happiness to all of you!

Sherry & Marie

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PRINCESSE PROTEGER de le PAON (Princess Protector of the Peacock)

Her Royal Princess Protector of the Peacock 
lives in a land unheard of by man. 
It's a place that looks like, do we dare say, 
paradise? A little Garden of Eden only known 
to a select few that guard the safety of 
the Royal White Peacocks.    

The peacocks love the Princess and 
come to visit her in her chambers. 

 She dresses all in white. 
She loves the purity of the white 
peacock feathers that display 
such incredible beauty. 

 Her favorite peacock perches on 
a golden birdcage and recognizes 
that he is uncaged and free from 
man's greed and cruelty. 

The young peacocks even light upon her 
chapeau to be close to her kindness. 
She does not mind. 

Farewell sweet Princess until we meet again 
someday in a place where our spirits and 
God's creations will roam free.


This beautiful Theater Doll is available 
on Marie's Etsy! 
You can hop there by clicking HERE.

Marie is an incredibly talented artisan 
of Theater Dolls and so many other 
lovely creations. 
Please stop by her Etsy Shop, Creations By 
Marie Antoinette, and look 
at her fabulous work. You'll be so glad 
you did!


Thanks for stopping by! 
We love your visits and your comments! 

Til we meet again, 
Marie & Sherry