This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rose Petal Beads

Cook the petals in water until they're soft and translucent--blend--then cook again in a skillet until it looks like clay--spread out on foil and dry until you can form--make beads and leave them on a nail because they shrink, but keep turning them so they don't get stuck on the nails.  I rubbed them with a little rose oil when they were completely dry.

They dry very hard and they do shrink a lot!  They remind me a little too much of mouse or bat turds!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bobble Head

I've been wanting to make a bobble head ever since I picked up a few from my trip to Mexico.  I would love to see how they're made, but I did some experimenting and came up with this one--very simple with a eucalyptus seed pod body, a little crooked branch for the neck and some beads--a glass one inside for the weight, and humming bird and chicken feathers.  It's a little like making a mobile , in that you have to balance the neck, (I used a thread) before you string it up inside the pod.  This is my prototype, I'm bound to make more.