Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Beaded Face Pin #4

This little face will be hard to give up, however I do have an extra face that is similar - so I guess I could make another if I decide I HAVE to have one of my own.

This one is the smallest at about 1 3/4 inches tall counting the edge. The polymer clay pumpkin face was made by Jen Martin. I used peyote stitch around her face, and for the leaves and stems I used a curlicue fringe. I finished it off with a pointed edge stitch.


KV said...

Yessssssss! This is my favorite, too! Wonderful, wonderful job.

Got waylaid timewise in starting on mine, but that clay is ready and waiting for me. Might even put off starting on September's BJP page to get a pin or two done.

Kathy V in NM

Grace said...

Hi Kathy... glad you like it and thanks for your kind comments!

Maggie R said...

Oh Grace ..yet another... This one is really nice too, but how do you pick a fave?????
I really like the way you do the edge, That was the first thing i was worried about, but where there's a will there's a way!

Grace said...

Maggie... you are so kind, thanks for you nice comments. If you haven't yet, think about picking up that book by Jamie Cloud Eakin - it has some fantastic ideas for finishing edges. I have learned a lot from it.

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman