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It's Cold out - stay in and create

The weather here has been very odd, freezing, 60's, snowing - so my desire to go out is nill. I've been working on jewelry pretty non stop lately. So I thought today I'd do some sewing! Oh my word I'm making little pot holders that are quilted. Don't be shocked. I've not given it up. Just have to get going on the new stuff for 2018. It's time for new designs and new techniques. 

So here are a few of the recent designs. 

I've been playing with smooth river stones and wrapping them in silk.
Adding beads, wire and other bits of fiber. 

This one has several layers of silk hand dyed ribbon
two hole and single hole beads and some wire wrapping
on a leather cord. 

I've had this crinoid stem fossil for years and the other day when I looked
at it I decided it's time had come. I added some of my favorite beads. 
This was a plant at one time living in the ocean, just think.

Continuing to play with clay and this faux fossil is from
my imagination, maybe it's from long ago oceans too. 
Steel, copper, beads and leather .

It's the year of the Dog so here are a few loyal companion inspired 
necklaces. I will of course be doing a few cat pieces too. 
These are hand painted and hand cut copper and aluminum pendants. 

This pet mom half cuff turned out very nice. 
I will be making several versions of this soon. 
This one is aluminum, so very light weight. A hammered 
edge and hand cut design. 

OK so I opened the sewing machine about a week ago but have been having a
bit of back issues. Finally starting to ease up and I'm ready to play more. 
I'm going to make a short stack of pot holders today cause you just can't 
have enough of them can you. I actually tossed all mine when I moved and
sadly haven't made any new ones. I know that's sad. So off scrap hunting I went
into the baskets and stacks of fabric. This blue stack called to me today.

 I finally found a good way to get Olivia to calm down when I'm at the computer. I pulled the filing cabinet out from under the desk and put the ugg blanket on top for her to lay on. All is good now. 



Barb said…
wow...I love your bead work

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