Thursday, February 18, 2010
If I felt better I would be working on more felt beads to go with my gumball necklace! Sorry the pictures are not better but the pain from using my SLR camera is more than I can bear! My plan is to make a long necklace, say, 40 inches, with lots of felt beads made to look like the glass gumball beads that I made for the necklace shown.
These felt beads were made in the late evening hours during my stay at Penland. They are great for calming the creative mind before heading off to slummer town. The base bead is wet felted and then the spots are added by needle felting.
The color on these beads are very bright, however so very hard to capture with my Iphone.
I love wearing BIG, funky jewelry. That is why I started making beads in the first place. If I could find beads big enough for my project, my wallet couldn't open wide enough to buy them...so the fix was to make them myself. That was 10 years ago.
I was able to make this base bead with my broken arm...but even that was more pain than I could handle right now....maybe it will be part of my therapy...you know, the range of motion and all that fun stuff that is down the road for me.
These beads are about an inch round....I adore them...my dearest of friends, Linda, was a sweetheart and put the necklace together for me. She knew it would be a long time before I would be able to do it on my own. She also gave me the best complement...she is going to copy the necklace...you see, she was the one who taught me to make beads.Her work is to die for...so for her to copy me!!! wow.....I have really tried to do nothing the last 3 days.....something is making me sick...it is either the pain or the meds...but I sure felt like I had taken a couple steps backwards in the healing process...so I am trying to be still....a very hard task for me....thank you all for your continued prayers.
Joy.......................always, yep even now!
Posted by Uncanny Festoon at 6:04 PM