Wednesday, March 26, 2014

All the fun colors and shapes, None of the sting!

Jelly No2 © Christie Minchew 2014
aluminum wire, hand dyed silk and synthetic cloth, mulberry paper, beads, waxed linen and polyester threads
I finished "Jelly" No2 just a while ago.  This one has silk that I dyed (blue) plus some really interesting synthetic cloth I dyed (green).  Those two are layered and stitched with salmon colored waxed linen thread and fuschia colored thread.  Hard to see all of that in the photos.... Guess you'll just have to come by :).

Saturday, March 22, 2014

What's up in the studio

I started getting components ready for Flower Hat Jelly No2.  Sixty four 'stems' of wire... 
and 1,472 beads later!  The blue silk organza in the background was dyed this week, too.  My fingernails are finally looking a little more normal :).

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Just the Beginning

Ta Daaaa....
 Flower Hat Jelly I © Christie Minchew 2014
wire, beads, mulberry paper, joomchi technique
I finished...and I'm on to the next!

And if you're in town, come see it at ArtBrake!, April 26 and 27.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Mobiles and Jelly fish

Working on a new mobile inspired by a photo I have of a "Flower Hat Jelly" fish...
©Christie Minchew 2014
I'm having fun...stay tuned.

By the way, the Third Annual ArtBrake! is coming April 26 and 27 - yippee!