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Saturday, August 25, 2007

New photos coming soon

I'll be adding more photos of the progress on my woven scarab soon. I'll also have shots of some of the pieces I've been making the last several days.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Going out of town

This weekend I'm driving to William Holland Lapidary School for some classes. I haven't done this in some time and I've never been to William Holland.

I've finished a trial version of the pin that's to be added to the woven scarab. I'll post it now, but I probably won't get to do any more on this piece for a few days. I'll post a photo of the finished weaving as soon as I can after I get back.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Here's What I've Been Working On

My trial project woven necklace project is proceeding. My object is to have everything ironed out before I start working with silver. I have a couple of photos to post to show the progress I've made so far.

I decided the design would be a scarab. First I drew the pattern for the design and created a wire frame to emphasize the it, then added a warp to the pattern. After that I started weaving with cotton and mylar fibers. The first shot shows the design and warp while the second shot shows the top portion of the scarab completed. The bottom portion will be vertical stripes. When the weaving is completed I'll add neckbands of turquoise and other beads.

Once the weaving is complete, I may replace the row of beads with some that are slightly larger.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Something New

I've been experimenting with a design for a pin this evening. I haven't done a pin before and it will take more practice to get the proper spring into the pin itself.

I'm not sure that the design I've done is what I'll end up using, but it's a beginning. I want to use a pin as part of a woven fiber necklace. The necklace pattern has been laid out but I haven't started work on that part yet.

I'll try to take a series of photos to show the steps that lead to the completed necklace.

Friday, August 3, 2007

It's been a rainy day in Florida. I've spent my time taking photos of new items for my website and working on a scarab pin. I'll post a few picture here as soon as possible, but you can see lots for pictures on the website:

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Getting started!

As you can see, the Art You Can Wear blog is finally showing signs of life. I'm new to blogging so I'm sure my first few posts will show that I'm just getting started!