Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Available while they last at Whynot Pottery, Seagrove, NC.
Two pendants and a ring. Whynot Pottery
Two pottery and wire bracelets.
Pottery pendant and button earrings
A nice handful of pottery pendants by me and Meredith Heywood of Whynot Pottery.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
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These are tatted chains I made, all my wire parts are made by hand as well.
some bracelets I've made
These are 3 of the pottery bracelets I have made for Whynot Pottery. Meredith Heywood makes the pottery pieces, and I bend the wire and add beads.
A necklace and two more bracelets I made for Whynot Pottery.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Last weekend my grandma turned 90 years old. She is my last remaining grandparent, and has little need for much in the material world these days. She is a devoted catholic who went to church 6 days a week, until the Bishop took away the priests at surrounding churches and now has one priest servicing four different churches. I tried to think of something I could do for her, the mother of 13 children and grandmother of countless grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Rosary was the only thing I could think of that she would actually use and enjoy.
I found beads that I thought she would like, I found the two metal parts required for a rosary, and I took my spool of wire and went to work. Yes, you read that right, I made every single tiny little link in this thing by hand. (including the o-rings) It took me somewhere near 10 or 12 hours to complete. 28 figure 8 links, 59 beaded links and 4 o-rings.
When I gave it to her and told her I made it, she nearly cried and just smiled and said "how thoughtful". Then I told her that I didn't have it blessed, because I thought she would like to have that done in her own church. She just gave me a proud grin. It really made my day to see her so happy, and to see the way her face lit up when she got hugs from my kids.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
*Again, I'm not sure why blogger changes the colors on some of my work, those grapes are a nice purple and the green doesn't look right on here either.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
|The 50's House Wife - made with cotton fabric, ribbon, lace, white string of beads and wood beads recycled from an old bead curtain.|
|Hippie Chick - made with recycled jeans, vintage silk, ribbon, yarn, a button and beads.|
|The Coffee House - made from cotton fabric, a beaded belt and a magnetic clasp.|
|The Chicken Basket - made from canvas, cotton fabric, vintage embroidery piece and wood handles.|
|The Tea Bag - made from muslin, bamboo handles and is hand embroidered.|
Monday, April 9, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
This logo was donated to a charity group that knits/crochets/sews items for places like the NICU at The Women's Hospital in Greensboro, NC and The American Childrens Home, homeless people, individuals we find that are in need, and most recently baby blankets for a mission trip to Belize. Some members just donate money or materials, and the stitchers donate time and skill to make things like baby blankets, hats, scarves, and whatever else we find that someone needs. I joined the group after I made this, it gives me a good excuse to buy yarn and knit.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
(fel) [it] (pronounced "feel it" couldn't get the little mark to show on here) is the name of my new Etsy store. I sell one of a kind bags/purses there. They are one of a kind because of the stuff I make them from. Remnants, up-cycled/re-purposed things and parts, hand embroidery. Whatever I have on hand or rescue from the clearance bin. They are usually fun themed bags, but are meant to be used. I will be adding things, other than bags, to the store down the road. I have a compelling need to create tangible things, and selling them keeps me from cluttering up my home. I hope you enjoy it. Now go buy something. ;)
Monday, July 18, 2011
These are a set of 4 coasters made from a deconstructed bead curtain, and placed on a cork backing. The set on the right (large wood beads) are actually trivets, on leather cording, that can be used all 3 together or separately. I found a tutorial online and made it better by treating the wood with mineral oil to prevent food stains, and for easier clean up.