Monday, June 30, 2008

A Trip to the World of Autumn

I love Autumn! For my latest Amulet bag, I decided to visit Autumn in the early dawn light. Here we have a tree, just beginning to change it's cloak from lush summer to Autumn splendor! The bag is done in hand dyed silk, lined with batik orange cotton. The ribbons are also hand dyed. I used silk ribbon to embroider the trunk and for the extended "roots" at the bottom of the bag. There are also roots of glass beads on wool thread. For the foliage, I punch embroidered using a single strand of hand dyed wool. Amongst the foliage, are some tiny glass bead nuts. All the hand dyeing (except the lining) was done by me. The bag is further accented with windblown Lucite leaves in transparent fall colors. I think I will have to visit the land of Autumn more often.....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Celestial Amulet Bags

These are two bags I made for an Amulet bag necklace swap I am hosting on They both have punch embroidery, beads, hand dyed silk ribbons and are fully lined. The yellow moon bag is titled "Star Eater" and the purple bag is titled" Blue Moon". Aren't they as twinkly as the night sky???

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fantasy Queens ATCs

Here are 4 ATCs I made for a swap titled "Is it a Goddess or a Queen?" Due to my personal convictions, my cards are Queens. There is the the Indian Corn Queen, the Coral Queen, the Jellyfish Queen and the Moon Queen. They are watercolor and the last two have Pearl Ex.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hooray For The Red, White And Blue Sugarized and Spiced Up!

I made this gift basket for my secret pal at church. The presentation was so pretty, I had to show it here! Yes, that IS vintage patriotic bunting, pre-WWII! Also, the crown pictured here is inside the basket. Most everything else was store bought, except a prim style fabric checkers game I made, but did not picture. The crown is star garland with felt stars, glitter pom poms and seersucker ribbon for the back streamers. It is much cuter in person, but this is the best I could do tonight! Won't her picnic party be fun?????

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fire Queen Necklace

Lava flows of glass beads in all the hot colors of magma flow down from a toggle clasp to culminate in a portrait pendant of the Fire Queen herself.

This is my first ever free form bead necklace! I made the Fire Queen's portrait pendant from paperclay. It is my own design and was hand sculpted, painted and glazed by me. I do not use molds for my face pendants. It took aproxmately 15 hours to make this necklace. I am going to test wear the necklace, before making others to sell, to see how well it holds up. I loved the process, and will probably attempt another soon!