Saturday, September 09, 2006

Mokume Gane

Patricia taught us a mokume gane technique (pronounced "mo-koo-may gah-nay") in polymer clay last week, and these copper-and-gold beads were my results. I finally combined them with some porcelain and silver beads, and strung them as a necklace, plus made a couple of pair of earrings. I love this technique, and can't wait to find the time to try it again.


Birthday Posies from my friend Mary Ann ... what a lovely fiber art card to receive in the mail! Silk flower petals, elegant fabrics, and imaginative stitching ... the Essence of Mary Ann! Here's a picture, but it's so much nicer to be able to pet it.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Monet Bracelet

Sweet Annie, one of the Art Girls, taught me the Square Stitch last week, and even gave me all the beads I needed from her own stash to help me make this Monet Bracelet. This was many, many hours in the making, but well worth the effort, I think. Thank you Annie!

Then I just had to make some little earrings to go with it ... a bit frustrating to work in such a small scale, as they have the same square-stitch base. But well worth it, I think.

(Click on the image to see an enlargement, then click again on the lower right-hand "arrow box" to enlarge it even further.)