Sunday, December 09, 2007

Magic Ball Scrumble

A "magic ball" is made of yarn scraps tied together. A "scrumble" is a free form crochet piece.
This was made starting with a black flat circle made in dc, then the next round started with the "magic ball". Whenever a new piece of yarn started, I made a ch 3, turn and went back in the opposite direction.
This is a scan of the piece, pretty much centered (quite a bit hanging over the edges of the scanner)-- it looks like a multi colored amoeba. The yarns are various types and weights-- including several novelty yarns. After the "masagic ball" was used up, I made an "outline" round with a white yarn. I have a new "magic ball" started.....

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bodhi Tree and Christmas Vases

The first picture is of my entry in the SDAI "Holiday Trees" gallery exhibit. I should get at least "third place", seeing as only two other submissions were received by the deadline. The tree frame is from Ikea; 366 leaf beads, three monkeys and a star bead are wired on and the wire is secured to the frame with floral tape. The charm is a genuine Tibetan Buddhist iconograph of Gautama Buddha at the conclusion of the meditation in which he attained Enlightenment.
The second picture is of two of the three "Salong" vases I've beaded, with artificial flower arrangements.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ikea Style, enhanced

Salong vases, with beaded collars: "Sprout" (green beading on white), "Holiday" (gold beading on red), "Salong, & Thanx 4 the Fish" (black & purple on gray).
Collars are removable, so the vases can be washed, and/or switched to another color vase of the same size/style.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Halloween bracelet

Novelty buttons, pressed glass, seed beads


Middle picture is an ID lariat.

More Day of the Dead jewelry....

Focal/pendant of necklace is a ceramic vessel.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Not '70's Macrame

Posted because somebody asked about it...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

... Groo 25th Anniv. stuff...

For the Groo Crew, supporting Groop(ers/ies), and general fans....
I'll continue to make them until I run out of necessary supplies (probably the "O" beads...) or time, and will be bringing them to CCI (a.k.a., "Groofest").
Beads on the ends: Sergio-- "Rufferto" (at least, it's a dog); Mark-- a Chinese rip-off of Garfeild; Stan-- a rabbit; Tom-- picture jasper; Gordon-- Botswana agate (because it's orange); GG-- an almond; Carolyn-- a small, gray animal with a pointy nose; Sharon-- a cherry blossom (blue, because the pink one didn't look good with orange); two general "fan" versions.