Later this month I have organized and will participate in a Biltmore Estate costume weekend in Asheville, North Carolina. The attendees are coming from many different parts of the United States and some don't know each other. I thought it might be fun to create a way of recognizing each other by a beribboned badge with the North Carolina State Flower, the dogwood blossom, in its center. I found the perfect piece online, found a beautiful two-sided brown/aqua satin ribbon in my stash, and made 30 pin-backed ribbons which will be in the welcome bags for the attendees.
|Two finished, 28 more to sew!|
|30 badges finished to be placed in organza bags.|
|Beautiful sparkle with a Swarovski crystal center.|
With inspiration from some wonderful costumers (thank you Gina White!) I made several Royal Family Order and fantasy badges from various buttons and findings from craft stores, some crystals and glue, ribbon, and pin backs.
Here is my colorful and fun collection of badges!
|In bright sunlight.|
|In very low light.|
|The camera flash brightens every little crystal!|
|We'll call this one the "Order of the Dogwood" badge. You're right! It's the badge I made for the Biltmore Estate weekend later this month!|