Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chocolate Valentine Bead and Wire Artist Team Challenge UPDATe

I finally finished the piece for the BAWA Team challenge! This was our first team challenge and I had so much fun making this piece. I covered a cardboard heart box with a polyester faux silk fabric, and finished it with velvet ribbon. I wanted it to have the look and feel of a jewelry box but also give the impression of a box of chocolates. Each "chocolate" was sculpted from air-dry clay, painted, then covered in glass seed beads. I accented each piece with a "candy" bead, resin flower or leaf, or glass cabochon. I am giving the customer the option to give this gift of faux chocolates by themselves or with a velvet roll or ribbon for an engagement ring, or another piece of jewelry for Valentine's Day.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bead And Wire Artists Team Challenge: Chocolate!

This is the first team challenge for the BAWA Team. Make something that represents chocolate for Valentine's Day. The nature of what I do allows me to be very literal for this project. I am making a heart shaped box of chocolates. Each chocolate has been sculpted out of air dry clay and painted. I added a little "candy" accent to the top of each "chocolate". I will cover each one completely with seed beads in shades of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. The heart box will be covered in fabric and lined in velvet ribbon (I think). I haven't worked out the box design yet, just focusing on the "chocolates" for now! So far I am happy with the way they look, and since my husband wanted to eat one last night, I think I am on the right track!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine's Day

I'm getting a late start on making things for Valentine's Day I admit, but my love birds are not just for one day a year. I am making a Love Birds Couple they will be together in a natural nest. I just finished the girl and now I am off to start the boy! These are the first of my birds to have a real silver heart on their chests. The hearts are made by me using silver clay.

*Update: Finished the boy bird, and the rest of the piece too! Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Peacock Feather Tray

The Peacock Feather Beaded Tray is finally done! This one only took a couple months!