Saturday, April 17, 2010

Geranium, Morning Beauty and Wild Lupine III

I had a good piece of vintage lace. It was my mother's blouse from the 60's, and back then, I wore it in my disco era of the late 70's, and early 80's. The blouse was white, sleeveless, and very romantic. I remember wearing it to my high school prom.
After so many years of being stored in the closet, I finally decided to up-cycle it and give it a new life. I dyed it, and now I'm using it in my cuffs, necklaces and other fiber arts. It is a perfect companion for my Wild Lupine III bracelet:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Black forest III

Black is so romantic and elegant. Black beaded necklaces always remind me of a Titanic era.
I used so many different beads in constructing this one.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Brown fantasy clutch

Here is another unique fiber art clutch done recently.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Blue bird clutch

Nothing is wasted in my studio. I love up-cycling scraps of fabric that I collect for years. Each piece has its story. Once it was a part of a shirt, a dress, kid's pants, or window curtains. It brings specific memories, little moments remembered in connection with that piece of clothing. And in my case, even memories of living in another country.
Making this fiber art clutch was a lots of fun. I didn't plan that much on how it was going to look. My initial approach was just to chose a color scheme  I want to work with, and the project took its own turn.
I intentionally left the edges raw, because I like that look, that just frames up-cycled the nature of the piece.