Sunday, June 7, 2009

Movie Queens Fiber Art ACEO...

I love vintage jewelry and have recently repurposed some of the unwearable pieces into fiber art ACEO's that seem to be speaking to me of the 40's, 50's and early 60's movie stars.

The "movie queen" usually is not revealed until I have chosen the colors and the jewelry bit, as well as the embellishments.

"Red Hot Rosalind" was named by my husband, and the red glass beads even look like red hots. I always think of Rosalind Russell in red, white and black, gorgeous and seductive.

"Royally Gold" has that hint of Grace Kelly, regal, subdued, a princess. The piece of jewelry had been in my jewelry box for at least 30 years. There are a few stones missing and the clasp of the bracelet was broken.

"Make Mine Purple" is very Audrey Hepburn-ish, fluffy, retro, yet elegant. Fluffy feathers, mod color combination. I loved "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

I am calling this my "Movie Queen" series. My favorite movie queen was Deborah Kerr in "An Affair to Remember".

Who is your favorite movie queen? Let's see if I can capture yours in an ACEO...I always love a challenge.


Carolina said...

Cindy, you'll have to forgive me but I'll say... Angelina Jolie! I haven't seen many movies of hers, but I like her as a caring person... someone able to have so many children, has my complete admiration!

Meisie said...

Oh I think you captured Grace Kelly particulary well Cindy...but I like them all. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a super picture. ( I also love Sabrina and Roman Holiday (I'm an A Heburn fan I guess)I'll give the 'queens' some thought....meantime I would like to see what you make of Katherine Hepburn (just watched African Queen the other night...Bogart had a few good lines, but I did not enjoy the movie.
Would Ginger Rogers qualify as a queen? I think so....I can never resist a Fred & Ginger movie...

Cindy said...

Thanks Carolina! I was looking for someone a little older than Angelina...she's much too young and hip ;-) She is to be admired, though, for caring for so many children.

Thanks Charne! Ginger Rogers and Katherine Hepburn...those should be interesting. Ginger easier than Katherine ;-)

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...