Saturday, April 21, 2007

Beads... and ducky and friend

Oops, I'm a bit late......I meant to upload this image weeks ago, but I forgot.

Carmi's challenge for this month was to alter/decorate/ transform these big beads into something beautiful (they are wooden -- about 1 1/4 inches long. I used gesso and paint and more gesso and more paint and stamped tissue and more gesso and gold paint. They are less "dimensional" than I wanted, but they are pretty.
The egg with the ducky and froggie was a metal easter egg that I got in my basket every year when I was young. Filled with jelly beans. I don't like easter jelly beans. They don't come in black. I have to investigate where the other eggs went. One was a big, blue pasteboard egg. My mom probably sold it! (My mom had an antique store. If it wasn't locked up (or hidden in your bedroom), it was fair game) (see, mom -- it's all your fault that I'm a hoarder. I'm keeping it away from you.... LOL)


A bird in the hand said...

My gosh! You are so right. Our beads DO complement each other. In fact, my beads are the text for your beads. (Are they ever going to believe we never knew what the other was doing??).

They're beautiful! xoxo

Jo Wholohan said...

These are great Martha!!! Love them :))

Joanne Huffman said...

What incredibly cool beads! They look much to elegant to have been wooden beads.

Susan Williamson said...


Dotee said...

Love how you have altered these beads Martha! Beautiful bird images.

And am so glad you don't have to move classrooms again too :)

Heather said...

Those beads are AWESOME!!