Saturday, September 5, 2009

LOVE NEST Pendant



Just finished this piece - which is an achievement since I am mainly felting soap full time at the moment!

I've called it LOVE NEST - as the lower part has 'love' etched onto it and the top crochet wire makes it look like a bird's nest, especially with all the fiber inside.

Its made from merino wool, pink silk fibers, Fair Trade resin orange ring from Indonesia, base metal, sterling silver, fuschia chalk turquoise, Faux bone, chocolate brown pearls, spinel, amethyst, seed beads, copper (etched) and mica powders.

Length - about 13.5cm (approx 5 inches).

My first attempt at crochet with wire and my fingers are ok after!

9 comments:

Swati said...

First attempt at crocheting with wire? Coool! I still have to dare to do that one. As always your work is gorgeous Vicky. Actually, I haven't seen work like yours. Does anyone else do work like yours? I don't know anyone else. Its always such a treat to the eyes. I often love to just sit and go through your website or your blog. But I have already told you that. lol.

Ginga Squid said...

You are gorgeous Swati - thanks so much. You make me feel very positive about things.
I had to laugh, I'm trying to crochet some more wire now on something and its going really badly, maybe my first time was a fluke?
Someone on JAN forum said to give it a try and said to look at work by Arline Fisch. She has some amazing stuff.
Thanks again Swati!

Grand Purl Baa said...

It is so intricate. So much detail. So beautifully executed. I can only think you have very steady hands and a good eye. (along with all that design talent.)

Swati said...

LOL! I make you feel positive? You are a positive person yourself! I want to try the crocheting with wire one of these days. Hehehe! Will let you know when I am brave. Right now I am having a hard time crocheting with yarn! hahahaha! Arline Fisch? If I google her, I'll find her? You know, I hardly ever wear jewelry, but one day I will buy something from you...one of your ornate colorful pendants you make. One day I will treat myself to it...just because its an artwork I'd like to have. And I'll wear it and feel good. I am working very hard at losing weight. It will be a reward for me...

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Loani & Swati!
Swati - just google Arline Fisch & she will show up. What is your weight goal?

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

It is stunning, just like all of your work! You do amazing things with mixed medias.

Luarna said...

Hi there. I saw your crochet cupcackes. They look scrummy. nice work. Bet they were fun to make. Did the pattern come out of your head or from a book? I think I'll have a crack at some thing like that. Oh and i want to come and se you at market.

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Tammy & thanks Luarna!

The crochet cupcakes were from a pattern in a UK magazine - which I've lent to someone. Will copy it for you when I get it back!

Pam de Groot said...

oooh aahh yummy. i like this one very much. I love the way you pull all these mediums together like they have always been there.