Friday, August 20, 2010

In the Studio: felting fun

I'm getting ready for the "Come Out and Play" Sculpture and Art Show that starts next Saturday (August 28th).  This year, I'll be adding some new pieces including hand-felted bracelets.  So the last couple of days have been spent making "coils", and today I started beading them.  Here's my very first one:
I was stumped as to how to make these adjustable and not have some dangling end underneath - horrors. I finally came up with this twist, literally, of wire that can be raised and lowered to tighten over the end where it fits the best.
I'm excited!

4 comments:

lori vliegen said...

oh my goodness.....i am loving this sweet bracelet!! and what a genius you are to figure out a clever and stylish way to make it adjustable......bravo, girl!! have fun getting ready for the show!! xox, :))

shibori girl said...

Nice job, Christie. And I like that wire spiral closure. Good luck at the show - I hope things sell well for you and Chuck.

xoxo,

Kate

Jeannette said...

So good to see you and your beautiful creations at 'Come Out And Play'! Hope you've been having success! NC Botanical Garden sculpture show opening is tonight 9/10 on exhibit thru mid Nov. Still working on my nest sculpture for Scrapel Hill (Oct)! Maybe I'll see you before next year!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Thanks Gals! And Jeanette, Thanks for the reminder about the NC Botanical Garden show. AND, can't wait to see the Scrapel Hill creation - sounds soooo great!