Im very much looking forward to a visit from my Mom next week, so im putting all of my effort into tying up loose ends on some of the various craft projects that have been stacking up around the house. You may recall this earlier photo of butterflies in a round frame with nice convex glass that I picked up at a thrift store:
Well, butterflies are awfully popular lately, and someone probably would have flipped for this item just as it is, but Im not too into those orange and brown butterfly varieties, and the gold frame really didnt have any place in my current decor, so I freshened it up with some nice creme colored paint, and converted it into a display for a piece from my fossil collection that had been hidden away in a box for ages. Which version do you prefer?
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I finally finished up the beadwork on the gourd rattle! It turned out fairly well, although Im not wild about the middle portion of beadwork (with the little white feathers going around) as the bead count going around was slightly off and that caused the pattern to not repeat evenly, but naturally I am inclined to notice every little flaw! I would also like to have worked more green beads into the design... perhaps I will revise it at some point. For the time being anyhow it will live quite happily next to the beaded Peyote prayer fan in its protective plexiglas case. Below is an installation view, and an unrelated view below that... a portion of my "sea curios" grouping that I just love looking at!
More posts to follow soon-ish! Thank You for visiting!