Last weekend, after playing in my Boho Fabric Journal I was inspired to work with this face shard I've had for years, from Lyn Belisle. The base was a rectangle of crochet I made in color-changing yarn of purple, green, and teal colors. There were four holes in the fired clay face—one at top, two on one side, and one on the other. After lots of auditioning, rejecting, more auditions, more rejections, I was running out of time and made several decision. One section is braided yarn (left side), the other two have various beads—the thinner one is seed beads on Irish linen thread.
I made this necklace in June. The base was a neat metal piece that looks like it’s from India—I’ve had it for ages. I wired in the bells individually and even broke one of the holes while doing it—I’m not much a skilled jewelry-maker (and that’s OK!).
Each of these has a tribal feel to them. If you like that kind of style, check out a wonderful new online class from artist Darlene Olivia McElroy called “Relics of a Lost Civilization”. It’s a free class, open to everyone, on FaceBook. Before reading anything at the site, I already had a lot of ideas and inspiration.