Saturday, October 31, 2009

Minimal Embellishments

When I make felted vessels, I'm so tempted to deck them out with all sorts of embellishments. But sometimes less is a good thing. This is one of my recent vessels that I planned on embellishing. I even had the seed beads all picked out for the rim. After I added my lampwork disk beads to the vessel I decided to stop. It took a bit to hold me back - the seed beads were the perfect color for the vessel - but after a lengthy conversation with myself, I handed the vessel over to be photographed. It's now in my Etsy shop - no turning back! :-)

Today I was going to spend the whole day on the torch, but I decided to do some felting instead. It's the last day of the "Shibori Autumn" challenge on the Working With Felt online community, so shibori felt is it. I've never done this before so who knows what will come out of my machine. I'm just hoping that it will be suitable for the project I have in mind. Stay tuned...

Now go have yourselves a happy and creative day!

5 comments:

Jess Mendez said...

Hi how are you?

I was looking through your blog, and I found it interesting, and inspiring to me, so I thought why not leave you a comment.

I too have a blog that I use out of Southern California here in San Diego.

Mostly it's a collection of artistic expression, and I have many friends with the same interests, maybe you can become my friend, and follow, and I can also follow you, if that is okay.

Well I hope to hear from you soon, and or read about you….LOL

Sincerely,
Jesse

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Hi Jess - I'm glad that I can inspire with my work! You're welcome to follow my blog any time. :-) Thanks for your comments and introducing yourself.

krex said...

I love the new vessel "as is" but certainly understand that battle with myself on "when is it done" and when to embellish more . I think adding "to much" detracts from the beauty of the fiber itself, (but it is so hard to stop myself sometimes .)

rosebud101 said...

Love that vessel, Shirley! The colors are great!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thanks to both of you! I had fun creating this one. Making the beads to go with it was particularly fun! I don't make disks very often.

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