Saturday, September 19, 2009

Silver and ivory mobiles

I recently finished five mobiles, all of varying combinations of subtly shimmery silver and ivory paper. One of the mobiles -- to be determined -- is for a custom order through my Etsy shop. After the customer chooses the desired mobile, I'll sell three others and give one as a Christmas gift to my nephew.

It was challenging to photograph the mobiles in motion while holding the blue backdrop and wearing my baby. I suppose I could have waited for my husband to get home and help me, but I enjoy a good challenge and am happy with the results. Plus, there was the lighting to consider!

It is a little difficult, however, to see the difference between the silver and the ivory -- they're both quite subtle.

• The main wire bars are roughly 6 1/2 inches long.
• The mobiles are roughly 14 inches from the top wire bar to the bottom star.
• The moons are roughly 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

No. 1
ivory moon; silver stars

No. 2
ivory moon; ivory small stars; silver large stars

No. 3
silver moon; ivory stars

No. 4
ivory moon; ivory large stars; silver little stars

No. 5
silver moon; silver large stars; ivory small stars

I've also made a mobile of little girls clothes; a more complete outer-space theme; and various patterns of moons and stars. I hope to create some new themes before Christmas, but my production pace has slowed drastically. Instead of stealing away to the craft room every chance I get, I've been honoring my 2-year-old's recent requests to sit down and play with her.