Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hippy Swap Package


My partner esmecraftin has received her Hippy Swap package, so I can finally reveal some of the projects that I've been showing you teasers from over the past couple of weeks. My large item was this piece of artwork based on Cheryls favourite colour of green, and with a sort of hippy leafy theme. It was hard to photograph as it was quite reflective, but it had a polyclay leave, stamped and embossed with pearlised powders. That was mounted on a real oak leaf which I micro-pressed in my microwave, and then that was mounted on top of a pale pink skeleton leaf, and then that was mounted onto a piece of cut paper and put on top of the background. The background was a swirling painted multi-toned surfaces encrusted with microbeads, glitter and nature themed inclusions. I also made a name plate from polyclay with I stamped and embossed and highlighted with pearlised powders and mounted in the top left hand corner. The frame was a vintage one found in a charity shop which I repainted green and distressed with a copper wash.


I also needle felted a brooch in pink, with a purple swirl on it. I embellished it with beads and iridescent sequins so that it sort of shimmered in the light. 





Cheryl said that she liked paisley patterns, so I made this paisley motif candle burner, with swirls and jewels and lots of glitter. I hope she likes glitter! I also made a green candle to go in it.


Then just for fun, I crocheted a green hair band and sewed these blue flower petals on it. There's a faceted bead in the centre of each flower too.


Cheryl's favourite colours were green and blue, so I made a bracelet for her from vintage green pearl beads, blue marbled beads, and blue and green seed beads. It's a memory wire bracelet, you know, one size fits all!


I sent a hemp macrame bracelet too, which had a handmade Fimo bead in, but I forgot to photograph that before I sent it!

By the way, if you would like to enter my Blogoversary Giveaway, you have until 4th August to leave a comment. The original post is here and it gives you all the details of what to do and what you can win. I've had some brilliant suggestions so far; thank you everyone that's left a comment so far. Why not check it out? Good luck!


knotbuilder said...

great job ... I love the candle holder.

ducky said...

Lucky swap partner! You make such beautiful things!



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