Saturday, November 23, 2013

Something Different

I've been playing with something new. I've wanted to make some jewelry that uses fabric and other fibers but doesn't look crafty.  I've been looking at different jewelry blogs, sites and tutorials and have found I like pieces that use a combination of beads, fiber, and metal. I've been practicing with copper wire. I didn't make the wire rings in the necklace.They are soldered closed and I don't solder - yet.  Looks fun though.

I have another piece that I've started. It has a wire and bead Christmas tree pendant I made. I have some red frosted beads to go with it and I was looking through all my stuff and found some old white shell buttons that look really neat with it. Just have to figure out how I'm going to put it together. Of course, just like quilting, I can't follow someone else's design or pattern, I have to design my own.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

New Project

I've been experimenting again. I started with these glue resist pieces and added some black, red and yellow paint to them. 

I took some commercial fabrics and wrote and scribbled on them with sharpies and paint. I used these to write down any thing that popped into my mind about how I'm feeling about Gary's illness. Then I cut them up into thin strips and fused those to the top.

I added some stitching and here is what it looks like now. Not quite finished yet.

I also made this piece of glue resist fabric. I experimented with using a paint marker to draw on it. It seemed to work well. I tried a few lines before I painted it and it doesn't seem to run. It comes in other colors so I'll have to see what I can do with these. Can't remember the name of them and they are way downstairs.

And a fun picture to end the post with. Riley having a bad hair day, although it doesn't look as bad as it did in person.