May !

Friday, May 20, 2011

For May I have made the Fairy Queen's Herb Pouch!  This little bag is stitched from batik fabric and adorned with glass beads, Swarovski crystal, prehnite, and peridot.  The fringe on the bottom is meant to be representative of a creek running through a mossy woodland lit by unfolding Spring leaves.  I added browns to the creek beads because I realized most creeks here have brown shades from the stones and soil underneath the water.  The blues and greens are reflections of the leaves and sky, and of course some clear ones as well for the ripples of water.  For this project I was influenced by some of the embellishments in Laura McCabe's "Embellished Beadweaving" book.  I used the branched fringe, and spiral rope with drop beads on the top hanger part.  The rest I sort of made up, but I think the book inspired me in those!  To give an idea of scale the matte seed beads in the moss fringe are size 11s.

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