Wednesday, March 11, 2009


We were invited to the Carnival of Venice Women's Symphony League Benefit Ball this past Friday night. People ware encouraged to wear Venetian masks. I decided to make my own to match my dress instead of buying one. So, I took a plain plastic mask from Hobby Lobby and went to work. I first started by gluing some scrap silk dupioni to the front of the mask. I had this in my fabric bucket from another project from years ago.

Then presto change-o. I added feathers, trim, sequins, ribbon, a stick and some beads and there you go!

I think it turned out nice for never having mad a mask before.

When I was a kid I used to craft things out of beads with my Maw Maw as a hobby. This is my Maw Maw that passed away last fall. When I went for a visit to see my Paw Paw the other day, I found these beads in here bead closet that is still just like it was. My mom said I could have some for my mask project. The beads added that special touch to it!

Who is that masked beauty?

There you have it my mask for the Symphony Ball. I wonder what the theme will be next year????


Woman Interrupted said...

Hey there, very cool project. Mask turned out so pretty.

Did you notice the lady in the white dress behind you? She's literally falling out of that dress.

Girly Stuff said...

Great job on the mask! That was some creativity on adding the beads.

The dress is crazy fancy! You look great in it! Looks like you guys had fun!

Aya said...

The mask is amazing! Perfect with your nice dress!

writing4612 said...

You look beautiful!

Were the beads on the mask when you bought it? It looks like it in the before pic.

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