Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another set of placemats

This one the darker color and the center is from a sheet. After my class we put all of the left over dye on it. Turned out really nice. The center is printed with a block that I made.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Another Silk Scarf

This one was fun. I rusted the silk first and then painted with dye and put salt and urea to create an effect.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It Looks Better

Decided to go back in and do it again and this time with a dark purple.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Shibori Scarf

I follow silk painters on facebook and have learned many things from them. This was one method of shibori shown.
I twisted a scarf and then wrapped it around a pvc pipe.
I used some left over dyes from painting a scarf. Then I let it dry and then I steamed it.
This has a little more white then I like, but I will work harder at putting in the dyes next time.

Friday, March 23, 2012

A New Collar

My second beaded collar. This one is special because the black stone was a cuff link of my Fathers. He doesn't wear his cuff links any more so I am going to put some into my jewelry that I make.

Monday, March 19, 2012


More wire jewelry with a vintage bead in the center.

Friday, March 16, 2012

More Earrings

I made another pair of earrings for a friend.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring is Here

California has its spring and other states are coming behind it. My Dad always tells me about the temperature in Fairbanks because he was stationed there during World War II. It sounds like it will be a while before their spring comes.

I have planted 550 daffodils front and back yards over the last few years. It looks wonderful.

The lilac is beginning. It doesn't smell like the ones in the midwest, but it is the closest I can get.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wire Jewelry

I took a class and this was my first time doing wire jewelry. The wire is silver and bends quite easily. I made these earrings to go with a necklace that I am working on.