New twigs & honey design! :: Orchids!

Posted on | Thursday, May 15, 2008 | 9 Comments

Some weeks ago, a lovely bride contacted me to request a custom order. Orchids!

I tend to gravitate toward making more abstract florals, so orchids were a new challenge for me as you really can't make them too abstract without losing the whole "orchid" vibe. I love a challenge and I always love to create new items so I loved taking this order! It gave me a great excuse to try something completely new (to the sweet bride purchasing these lovely flowers... I hope I'm not freaking you out! Don't worry. I would not have let you down!).

The bride requested 3 orchids, ivory, a touch of pale pink and pearls. The end product? I love them so much!! I made them by hand and could not have had a more enjoyable experience. Here are a few shots:

I think they are so fun and fresh. :)

Here is a shot from my new twigs & honey studio. This is what I see looking out the window...

Here's the tree you are seeing from the outside:

The lovely dogwood in full bloom:

It's so funny how I haven't spent much time outside our new home yet! I've been locked up creating pieces but I just discovered these in our garden and squealed!:

We have peonies! Okay, so they are not in bloom yet, but soon. We have 5 peony plants in our garden. How exciting! More home photos to come someday, when I find time to unpack.


9 Responses to “New twigs & honey design! :: Orchids!”

  1. boody
    May 16, 2008 at 9:24 AM

    Myra, those orchids look great!!!! You are seriously so talented!! And I LOVE peonies! They're probably everyone's favorite flower. haha.

  2. Tiffany
    May 16, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    Agreed! Peonies? how lovely is that going to look! And the orchids are beautiful! so simple and elegant! love it myra!

  3. Becca
    May 16, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    These are so beautiful! Its giving me some ideas! I need to contact you about another piece for my bridal shower.
    cheers- Becca

  4. laura
    May 18, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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  5. Laura Ryan Photography
    May 18, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    I am so happy for the fact your business has picked up so much.. Checkout my blog when you get a chance.. the woman Jenn who bought your teardrop veil used it in a Day after shoot yesterday I did with her.. freakin amazing.. I have to hook you up with the photos when i get chance
    BTE- Those orchid hairpieces are amazing and what a great view you have outside your house.. i only hope for the house I get to look as nice as that.. :)

  6. Joie De Vie
    May 19, 2008 at 12:57 AM

    i have to say the orchids are fabulous, and from one wedding accessory designer to another, your stuff rocks, i wish you all the best but it sounds as though you don't need it! also, i had been planning to wear fresh orchids in my aug 02 wedding, but i think you just sold me on these....

    i'll be hitting up etsy for a quote for 2 of them!


  7. Chelsea
    May 19, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    Myra- I love these orchids. They look like the real thing!

  8. Teeny
    May 26, 2008 at 2:39 AM

    Hello, I've been covetously scanning your Etsy shop for a while now, and when I saw this post I had to comment - I got married the day before you did on 7th September, and I had singapore orchids in my bouquet. I wish I'd known about you back then as I would have loved to wear one of your beautiful hair pieces! I'm also just starting to make my own fascinators - if I can make any that are half as nice as yours I'll be chuffed!

  9. Anonymous
    September 21, 2009 at 6:20 PM

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