Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lace and Bones




This piece started with a dried palm frond. I wove antique lace and fabric into the frond. Glass beads and bone where then sewn into the fabric. The blue smaller beads sparkle and give elegance to the piece. Copper chains drape around the neck and is intertwined in the antique fabric. A wonderful piece that turns even the simplest top into something unique.

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Linen & Beads





Ahhhh… image transfer...fun stuff. This top started with the images on the antique heavy linen, then the leather rope and silk yarn from Nepal. Stories of a queen's lover being beheaded went rambling around my head as I put this piece together, The back of the top reminds me of a medieval gown, soft, airy and transparent. My princes is the model but this can fit the queen as well. : )

African Colors




These beads are made of wood and carved by hand in Africa, the yarn is 100% cotton. I wanted to make a neck piece that reflected the African sky and soil of Africa... as I see it of cource.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Patchwork Mini Dress

Here is a fun dress I made from recycled materials. The blue fabric that makes up the top part was hand dyed. The lace trim which goes around the chest area is a wonderful antique trim my mother in law gave me. The trim has red velvet weaved into the lace... really great. This top is for a teen sized young lady, like my daughter, but I can fit in it too.




Thursday, August 13, 2009

Etsy Treasury

I see I'm not the only person that loves seed pods. Check out the lower left hand corner...A Lotus pod... absolutely beautiful! go check out the link your self and explore.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bubbles and Lace



Here is my first try at making something "simple" and fast. Thanks to the economy I am trying to produce pieces like this, so I can have a wider range of price listing on my Etsy site. More to come.

Charlie Brown's Pumpkin Bracelet


This started as an experiment. This is what is left of my Halloween pumpkin which I came across in the back yarn. I had to see what would happen if I cleaned it out and dry it. Would it become hard enough to curve into a bracelet without it cracking????? YES, with a little help of fiber glass.

Lotus Seeds Playing in My Garden


I wanted Lotus seeds for the longest time, if you look back at my entries you will see my homage to it's beauty. I couldn't find any, until I walked in one day to the gift shop at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. As always I want nature to continue being beautiful, so I gave these seeds a second life. I crocheted these pods into my own big pod, hope you can see how they are so wonderful and they make sounds. Amazing how the pods are and not green any more but they have a very special voice.

Raspberry Dream Brooch


This brooch is a mix of felted raspberries, antique fabric, African metal beads and what ever else I thought was needed to create my own raspberry fields. I like raspberries better than strawberries, if you know what I mean.