Monday, 1 September 2008

Invitation and Fabric beads




Above is the official invitation to our exhibition here. We'd love to see you all, I'm amazed at how prolific Patsy is with her work, every time I see her she has more wonderful show and tell. I'm in panic mode now, trying to make sure I get everything done.



This is a huge ball of cotton jersey fabric that I bought at a garden centre of all places. They were selling it to tie up plants to stakes. Well, never being one to use something for it's original purpose I had to buy it. I love stripes. I didn't know what I would use it for, then I remembered years ago I used to make fabric beads. Guess what the garden tie now is used for. I became so engrossed in the bead making, I was finding all sorts of fabric scraps, buttons and trims to use. I now have enough for three necklaces. I see endless possibilities for decorating these humble little beads. I'm going to make some from my hand decorated fabrics too.





Finally take a look at Seth's blog, he has the Pulse happening again, where he asks artists questions about their art and has some wonderful photos of people's collections. Workspaces are coming up soon. It's well worth a visit. Thanks again Seth.

25 comments:

Sharon said...

Very cool cloth beads. We love color!

Elizabeth said...

Ro !
These are fabulous and I love how you have created the necklace part to hang all of the dangles !!!
there is no end!!!!
hugs!
Elizabeth

Steph said...

Wowww and wowww the necklace and beads are gorgeous!

azirca said...

I adore your fabric beads Ro, the stripey ones are fabulous!
All the very best to you for your upcoming exhibition.

Karen Cole said...

See you there.


Just dreaming.

Wow, do I love that black and white stripey stuff, and the beads you've made.

Hope your show is wonderful.

Robyn said...

Looks like an exciting exhibition. Hope it is everything you expect and more. Love your stripey beads!

Regina said...

Wow! I'm so glad I could visit your blog again. So much fab stuff going on!

Jan said...

WONDERFUL CLOTH BEADS!
THANK YOU FOR CALLING IN ON MY BLOG AND COMMENTING ON THE 'STORYBOOK SPOONS'
Your jewellery and art is inspirational - I hope you dont mind if I put your name on my blogroll.

Sam Marshall said...

How fantastic!!!!Best wishes for your exhibition- I bet it rocks!!!

Gaby Bee said...

These cloth beads are fantastic and your necklace is adorable, Ro. You are so talented in everything that you do!
Best wishes for your exhibition!
Gaby xo

kate said...

That cotton jersey was perfect for your cloth beads! Good call! And all the best for your upcoming exhibition!

sharon young said...

Your invitations look great, Ro, all the best for the show, wish I could be there.
What a very inspired use for the garden ties, the beads are wonderful.

Jo Horswill said...

Ro, love your invite...I can't believe the list of art you two girls are showing...you have certainly been creating.
Those cloth wrapped beads are amazing! I really love them! They look like little holders of tiny secrets!!! Beautiful.

Kims Art said...

I just love cloth beads, and yours are just wonderful! I love those strips too! I wish I could be there and see all your beautiful work!

A bird in the hand said...

I'll be right over, Ro!
I wish.
:-)

I've been rolling my little scraps of fabric and wiring them. I haven't a clue what to do with them, but they look very pretty sitting in a little wooden bowl...

Penny said...

Oh my, I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your fabric beads. How very clever of you! They are so very ingenious! Can you tell that I love them? LOL

Julie H said...

Wonderful beads - and if I lived closer I would be at your show!

iHanna said...

Ro, your jewelery is so amazing - as always. I love your style and these beads are very cool indeed!

Still Waters Studio said...

Oooooo! Wow, I'm inspired!

Have a great show.
Sherry

suze said...

I am inspired as well. Love-love those cloth beads!

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your fabric beads and the necklace ... and the shots of your colored threads and strings are beautiful! Roxanne

Jen Crossley said...

Ro these look amazing!!! Dont wear yourself out too much as Keith is coming up and I need you there to play
Jen

Jason said...

You know, I REALLY love what you create.

Maria said...

I can't wait to see the photos of your opening night & your displays! Wish I could come down for it! I love that new canvas mixed media with the flowers . . . best wishes Ro :)

mcdc3s said...

Those fabric beads are out of this world! Love them.