My Weight Loss Journey

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Final Project At School

Hi everyone, I have 3 weeks left of school this semester and then I am moving back home to Spooner for good. Brent is in Spooner already working at his new job. I am staying here in Rapids during the week. But believe me, when Friday hits....I drive home as fast as I can to spend time in my new house and also with my wonderful husband. I miss him very much and I can't wait til we are home together for good. It will be sooooooooo nice to be with family and friends again, I have missed them all so much.

Anyway, we all have a long-haired mannequin which was designated for this project since the beginning of the school year. This project is called Capstone and it is a large part of my grade this semester. We had to dream up a design/theme and go through all the steps to make it happen. I chose vintage Hollywood glamor.

Here is my gal during her color, I chose a rich brown color.

Here she is, I am processing one of the colors for the flowers here.

Here you can see the color purple....the flower colors I chose were purple, red and orange.

To make the large brim of her hat, I poked wire along her hairline and braided the hair around the wire. I ended up with 17 sections of wire all the way around her head.

After I had the wire in place, I had to figure out how to weave them altogether to make the hat brim look dramatic and believable.

Here she in progress:)

Early stage of figuring out how to make the brim.

I had to work in all the loose ends to make the brim look continuous and smoother....kinda of a challenge!!!!!

I also had to figure out how to make the flowers out of the 3 sections of hair I colored.....I took these apart so many times!!!!!!!! But in the end, I was very happy with them.

We had to take her make up off and apply our own application. Here she is without her make up....she does not look very good!!!!!

Here is my finished result, make up and all. I found this awesome scarf at the thrift store which I think totally brought the vintage look to her I was looking for. I also embellished her with vintage jewelery that I have picked up through the years at garage sales, thrifts store and antique stores. I LOVE the SPARKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I shaped and formed the hat to tilt on one it!!!!

I bought a very sparkly bracelet and took it apart and applied the crystals at the intersection of the weaves of the brim......LOVE IT!!!!!!

Here she is again......the one is the back ground is Angel' you can see, everyone has their own style which I LOVE!!!!

And here are a few of the others girls creations along with mine.....well, that's about it for now. May 1st, we have to go in front of our family, friends and faculty and present our project and speak on how we make her and so on......should be interesting!!!!!!!

That's it for now, I better head to bed......6 am comes why to fast.....Blessings, Rhonda


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wow, she is awesome! How did you come up with it? Very creative and I think yours is by far, the best!

Won't be long and you will be in your new home and starting a new career! Good luck...

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hello Rhonda! (Found you through Joni at Country Freckles...) WOW!! Your gal is AWESOME!! It's almost like she can speak! I agree - she's the best of all your matey's! (Ohhh - but don't tell them - I'm sure they worked hard too...) That braided hat just astonishes me! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Susannah said...

Beautiful work! You will go far in your career. Your idea for the hat is outstanding! Good luck, Sweetie.

(retired hairdresser)

upnorth said...

Fantastic job on the hair style! Very unique, but I would expect that from you! See you when you get here, Earl

JeanM said...

I love the thought and execution you put into it!!