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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TUESDAY's Project: "Tsunami!"


It's a process....I've been asked more than once how I create and put together a freeform piece? I'm sure that there are as many ways of doing this as there are artists creating them ~ this is just my way and often, each project is a different process for me as well. I call this piece a "dust collector"; it will eventually rest on a table top as a beadwoven decoration (i.e: dust catcher).

Starting with the basic bead selection, the array stretches across multiple beading trays and my studio is in complete shambles. Even the dogs don't know whether they should come in or not and generally they're laying across my feet when I'm at work. For this piece I am having to work in sections. 1) Main section; the wave was made separately and attached to the main piece 2) Beadwoven star fishes and glass fish; attached together forming a unit. 2a) Extra accessories of shells; both real and beaded. Don't know whether they'll be used or not yet; TBA. 3 & 4) The Base; I thought of several possibilities and decided on making one huge starfish for all the components to sit on ~ don't yet know if it will work or be too bulky, no matter how I bead it it wants to twist and turn which makes it interesting, but hard to perch the other components onto....stay tuned...in process!

NOTE: Double click on photo for close-up view.

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