Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One More Finished Vessel

Last night I finished embellishing one of my vessels, and I decided to keep it simple. I adorned the vessel with one of my leaf beads and not much else. I used two different colors of pineapple fiber to attach the leaf to the vessel. Here's my "Valley" vessel - both the "A" side and the "B" side.

When I was up in Chinook, Washington over Labor Day weekend I conducted 2 felting workshops in which we made small wall hangings. Each session had 4 people in it, and I made a felted piece along with each group to show them each step in the process. Some of the folks in the second session wanted to add pre-felted objects to their pieces, so I demonstrated how to make a pre-felt, then cut objects out of it to use on the main felted piece. I didn't quite finish that piece when I was up there. After I got home I rolled it a few hundred more times to really compact the fibers and a few nights ago I finished needle felting some additional "stuff" onto it. The bird is the object that I cut out of the pre-felt, I added the tree by needle felting it on, and I enhanced the sun with some needle felting. This piece is about 10 inches wide by 13 inches tall, and was great fun to make!

And now I'm off to work on embellishing another one of those vessels that I showed you in my prior post. Rather than giving it one of my glass beads, I'm going to put some stones on it. In fact, I made the vessel to go with the stones - some peridot chips and a nice big faceted lemon quartz bead. I'm hoping to have it finished and photographed in the next few days - stay tuned!

Now go have yourselves a happy and creative day!


Patty said...

Awesome as usual, Shirley! Keep those gorgeous pieces coming!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thanks, Patty! One of these days I might actually light my torch again. :-)

rosebud101 said...

Amazing work, Shirley! Absolutely amazing!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Wow, Mallory - thank you!

Barrie said...

WOW!! You're amazing!!! Love love love the vessel, and of course the felting project. You rock! :)

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thank you, Barrie!
Great to "see" you again. :-)

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