Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Surface Embellishment For Bag


The surface embellishment for this bag (pulled newspaper and machine stitching)
is an technique from BAGS WITH PAPER AND STITCH: INNOVATIVE
SURFACE TECHNIQUES FOR EMBELLISHING BAGS  by Isobel Hall.
I love the primitive look of this bag.  I used a pencil for the handle. I lined bag
with a love purple satin fabric!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I create jewelry from broken found objects. I love the pottery pieces that are repaired with gold and silver lacquer.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Using recycled jewelry parts in necklace design

This necklace was created using recycled jewelry parts.I sold this piece at a craft show.I really like the asymmetric design, textures, and colors against the zebra motif background.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

I call this piece Homage to Juan Miro. Miro used found objects in his sculpures.  I used a found pencil stub, vintage strip of buttons, archival hard paper for base,  23K gold leaf, and blue-green acrylic paint.  I wanted to give the brooch a patina-like finish.  Someone bought this piece at show.  She is a writer and called this artwork "Freedom of Press".

Friday, March 31, 2017

Intriguing found fabric scrap with sequin-like metal strips

I love this ribbon-like fabric strap I found at a sewing and craft festival.  I literally pulled this fabric out of mounds of scraps that were selling for a dollar apiece. I love the metal detail that reminds me of sequins sewn into the filmy fabric.

I think that I will be able to use this ribbon-like scrap in a necklace or a border on an elegant little bag.   I like looking at this material.  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Necklace Design from Black Plastic Covered Wire Coil

Here is a Prototype for a 20" necklace design created from found black plastic covered wire coil. 

 I found the wire coil on the sidewalk.  I am not entirely happy with this design but I like the idea of wrapping the wire coil around a variety of fibers. 

The challenge for me is always the neck closings. 
The fiber is strips of silk fiber wrapped in a ball like yarn.   I think the silk fiber is from Thailand.   I find interesting skeins of fiber in craft and sewing shops.