Thursday, June 28, 2007

Beaded Ceader Gourd

This Is By Far My Favorite Beaded Gourd That I Have Done .
It Took Forever To Complete But As Soon As It Was Done I Missed It .
I Think That Some Projects Become Part Of You .
Your History Especially The One That Take More Time To Do.
Its Like Saying Goodbye To A Good friend That Is Moving Away.

This Is One Of Those Projects . I Have This Bad Habit Of Hanging On .So Sometimes When Its Almost Done I Quit With Just A Little Bit More To Do .

It Started With Some Blue Green , Purple Frosted Beads I Have Loved Since I Saw Them .
A Gourd I Got For 75% Off Last Fall.
The Green Rainbow Green Beads Lent Themselves As Contrast Perfectly .
It All Just Was A Lark Without Much Forethought At All.
I used Dragon Blood Red Leather Dye .Some Copper Thread And A Top Coat Of Gloss Resin .
For The Base Of This Project.

The Reaction To This Piece Has Been Amazing And Since I'm Kinda New To Gourd And Bead Art Very Encouraging .
I'm Looking For A Perfect Gourd At The Moment To Make Another Version .
That Is Harder Than It Sounds . I'm In Oregon . Not The Best Place To Grow Gourds
I Know You Can Buy Off Line They Are Kinda A Thing That's Better Seen In Person ..

Back in the saddle Again

I Have Been Looking For A Way To Use This Fabric Forever . I loved The Print But The Size Was Really Hard To Use Due To The 12.inch Cowboys ..
So I was Thrift Store Hunting When I came Across This Old Weird Suit Case The Inside Was In Really Good Condition And Did Not Have The Musty Old Smell That Often Comes With Old Luggage . It was 1.99 Can't Beat That !
A Little Modge Podge An Exacto Knife And I Have A New One Of A Kind Case .
I'm Tempted To Book A Flight Just To See It Come Down The Luggage Go Round Thing ...
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