Saturday, September 26, 2009

last forever



i have tried drying fresh hydrangea many times
but was only successful a couple of times...

either they turned out to be too wrinkled and shrunk alot,
or the color became too pale, too greyish...


while i was at yuzawaya,
i saw boxes of preserved flowers....
hydrangea is one of the kind of flowers available...
so happy!!!

they come in different colors,
pink, blue, purple.....
but the only color i like is cream.

they are very delicate and tiny....
the picture above does not do them justice...
they are really pretty in person.

i used a few of them to make a necklace for the fair....
a very simple and small necklace.
just one.... hehe... cuz i really don't wanna cut out any more from the stem....
too pretty.... hehe



any difference between the one in the 1st picture and the one in the picture above???
the one in the 1st picture is the one i got from yuzawaya
the one in the 2nd picture is one i dried myself....
which is the one and only one i dried and kept
the others were given away....
one of which was used to make this...

2 comments:

Nantucket Mermaid said...

Howdy...it's me again...in Nantucket Island where I live it is (blue) hydrangia capitol of New England....try just leaving the hydrangia in water and let the water evaporate, and the hydrangia will dry out all fluffed up and not wilting....this works on our blue hydrangias, and maybe it will work on your white ones....cheers!

aileen ♥ motu said...

thanks so much for the tip! i will definitely follow your instructions and give it a try again. i guess i might have been doing it the "wrong way" as i always start drying the flower a day after i bought from the flower market. i thought if i let it dry slowly in the vase, the flower will shrink more.... thanks again!

btw, you are so lucky to be surrounded by such pretty flowers!! hydrangea is one of my fave kind of flowers... (my fave is lily of the valley... i also like peonies but only one whites)...