Friday, October 06, 2017

Springbok Silhouette Paper Chandelier

I had a bit of last minute drama with the piece, so didnt manage to get pictures of the whole thing assembled.  I related some of that story on Instagram 
I plan to laser-cut the pattern in the future – and create these wild-life mobiles in more durable material.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A Light Fitting From Suspended Fondue Forks

A Light Fitting From Suspended Fondue Forks
I experimented with all sort of options – Binding  them into shapes, making some tensile models, etc.  In the end I decided to hang them straight down.   I wanted to hide their fork-iness, so I bound each one in neutral cotton threads, and then mounted the sharp ends between wooden beads. I mounted them all onto 2 embroidery hoops.  I love the rhythm of the similar long wooden handled forks, but the difference of each handle – in design or in wear-and-tear.
Everything in this light fitting was found or sourced second hand.  I find that the wooden handles are reminiscent of lace bobbins.The cotton thread to adds to this feel.  I used German Silver gilding paste to decorate some of the wood.
The wood shows up with a warm glow at night when the light is switched on.  By day it makes an interesting study of wooden textures and shades.  
This piece is on display at The 2017 Intellectual Property Exhibition, hosted at The Plant, in The Station Drive Precinct, Durban.  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Puzzle Light Pendants

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Have Fun Making a Playing Card House

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Keychains created from Vintage Embroidery

Keychain – What to do with a once beautiful piece of embroidery work, that has seen better days.  These keychains help to solve that dilemma.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tapestry Cushions (Pillows) – Found and Featured

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Book Craft - Candle Holder – DIY Project

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Twist Dyed Tablecloths with Annie Sloan

What a wonderful opportunity for free creative expression. A friend asked me to help her create a number of Twist Dyed tablecloths for a function. It was a great opportunity to put Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to the test as a fabric dye. Neither of us had tried it before, but we were delighted with the results.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

Monday, October 10, 2016

Depression Glass Collection? Rose Gold Glass with Copper

Collecting – Rose Gold Glass with Copper
The title of this post has nothing to do with my current state of mind!  There's a whole story behind it...
Rose gold is the term I used to describe the colour of this collection of vintage glassware.  We collected bits and pieces over the past few months for a special family wedding.   Now that the memories of a wonderful day are safely packed away, I am enjoying the collection on display for a while in my home.