Friday, August 31, 2012

Jewelry Making

Earrings that I made from my random stash of beads. I like the mix of rounds with the triangle gold bead and the rectangular pearl.

This is a mini-bib necklace that I made from polymer clay. I punched holes in it before baking so that I could sew the pearls on afterward with wire. I wore this recently on a birthday date with my husband. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Found Textiles

Found this really neat hand stitched piece at a yard sale over the weekend along with some sewing odds and ends. It was originally mounted in a really hideous green faux marble frame, so I decided to take it all apart and reframe it.

I actually like that the raw edges are showing now, though I probably could have done a better job making sure it was centered- oh well for now!

I wish I knew more about the artist and previous owner. The needle work is so intricate- it must have taken forever.