Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Silken Enchantment

Flowing, shimmering, sensuous. Brightly colored silk was the inspiration for this pair of earrings.

Flawless sparkling pink topaz, glowing pale green prehnite and bright blue apatite. This color combination sings with light. I couldn't help but feel happy as I worked on this piece.

Yards of fine silver and sterling silver wire were carefully twisted, looped and woven into the whimsical 'embroidery' pattern.

The techniques used to make these earrings are based on the work of Eni Oken and Magdalena Borejko and remind me very much of the embroidery work I've done with silk ribbon.

This is the beginning of a stuffed bear, started ages ago. The fabric has been pieced using the crazy quilt technique and then embellished with silk ribbon embroidery and beads.


lizzzknits said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It is a great release from the stresses in my life. I try not to make the blog a downer. Looking at yours make me realize how many skills are out there. Nice doing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your creations are so incredibly beautiful! Those earrings are super cute and I love the mimic of embroidery and how nice the materials you used are! I also LOVE the patchwork silk bear you are working on! How darling! I love the embroidery and the crazy quilt technique on it! Seriously, I am very amazed with your work!!! It's really cool!

Samsara said...

Those earrings are gorgeous! I love Oki's work too. I think the patchwork embroidery you're doing is lovely too!

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The Filigree Garden said...

Beautiful work on both the earrings and the embroidery. Great attention to detail.