My head is exploding this week. I have been working with bronze metal clay and making bigger pieces and hollow forms. I am going to have to rethink my firing methods and schedules. The folks on the Metal Clay Now Facebook group have given me lots of great advice. Stay tuned on this one.
I went to Baltimore last week to play with friends and to go to a sale at Maja, one of the most incredible bead stores I have ever encountered. I treated myself to an incredible sterling bead decorated with dragonflies. (When I manage to take a decent photo, I will post it. ) The next day, we went to the stores in the Village of Cross Keys and I saw the most incredible fiber jewelry in The Store LTD, the very same store that Betty Cooke owns and from which she sells her marvelous modernist jewelry.
I was so inspired that when I came home, I got out the fabric stash and began dyeing and cutting silk that I’ve recycled from thrift shop finds I bought on a former fabric frenzy.
Then I got out the drop spindle and started to make knittable fiber (could I even call it yarn?) from strips of fabric sewn together.
My aim is to ply this fiber with ribbon or cord and make something from it. Stay tuned on this one too.