Sunday, March 18, 2012

Felting Wool Boas 2+New Beadwork

I have been remiss in not including in the felt boa shots my own example. I did mine in all white expecting to dye the entire scarf after felting. However, it turned out so Victorian in white that I am loath to mess with it. I am toying with the idea of lightly tea dying it for an antique look.

I have also included my latest beadwork ventures. My love in beadwork is using brick stitch to actually draw figures or motifs. I am including "Swingtime" a brooch I did a while ago based on  a Fred and Ginger partnership. I just completed "Top Hat" and "Putt'n On The Ritz", brooches after a sole Fred.

I have also purchased several stoneware pendants from Artbeads and used the motif etched and painted in the pendant to create a surround for the focal bead.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photos Felting Wool Boas

Here are the photos of us felting wool boas on a center strip of silk chiffon:


Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday Felters group

I'm back from a wonderful tour of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. I am still sorting photos as I had to buy a new hard drive to take all the new photos.

Back into the swing of artistic creation, my felting study group had  a fantastic session this Thursday. Renata Moskovitz taught us all to felt a lacy boa like scarf with a long fiber wool on a strip of silk chiffon.
I can't wait to get back to beading with all my new pictorial resources. Joanne