Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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.