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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fiber Fun, Peyote Beading, and Buttons

A stitch here, a bead or button there, creating with various media is fun...

The photo above and directly below are random compositions made of recycled fabric, threads, metals that I did within a machine embroidery group that I below to. These were done earlier this year. Every month we get together and experiment with new techniques on our sewing machines, and perhaps also add some hand stitching later. The top photo continues my interest in seascapes in an abstract kind of way. Both have lots of stitching in gold thread which may not show up well in the pictures. I'm anticipating framing them as mixed media art pieces.
And below are three more peyote stitch bracelets. The bottom two were taken apart and redone in April, because the first time I beaded them, they were rather "wonky" and would not lay flat. I like them better and have learned how to get the rhythm of the beading and how to get a nice flat band without the puckering. Now they need the clasps. I suppose learning new art forms is like that, keeping at it, til you get the rhythm of whatever it is, without having to think so much about each step.
And lastly, I took a button bracelet class with some sewing buddies, and here is my creation. I believe I completed this one in March, and of course, have plans to stitch up more. It's a great way to use those old or colorful buttons, if you collect them like I do...

6 comments:

Susan Erickson said...

nice work...beading like that takes a lot of time and very good eyesight....well done! best, susan

JonesMoore Studios said...

Beautiful, luscious work!

Gwen said...

Lovely work, I especially like the button bracelet!

Paula McNamee said...

Your abstract fiber pieces are fun- love the texture and beach colors. I'd like to learn how you made the button bracelet- very nice!

HeartFire said...

Susan & Lisa
Thanks for the compliments & taking a look!
Delorse

HeartFire said...

Gwen & Paula,
Thanks for the feedback!
Delorse