Monday, February 8, 2010

Purple Parasite

I have finally finished this little creature!




I've had this lovely piece of plume agate (black puffy clouds in milky white) sitting around for a couple of years - in fact it was one of the first cabs I ever purchased (from the family run www.DesignerCabochons.co.uk).

I set out to do this in black and white only, but it ended up purple as I also have some gorgeous merino roving that I wanted to use from www.treetopscolours.com.au

 

The spiderweb effect on the felt (I wet felted & needle felted the merino wool) is thanks to Stevie B - achieved via a can of gloss spray.

Other materials used are Faux Bone, copper sheet, microscrews, fine silver heishi & snow rings & silver oxidised cubes (all purchasedFair Trade from the Thai Karen Hill Tiribes), shoe polish, plastic aquarium plant, tiny beads and thread.
Can be worn as a pendant or brooch.

Length: approx 21cm (9 inches)
Width: approx 15cm (6 inches)

19 comments:

vadjutka said...

very cute parasite!

Jasmine said...

This is so beautiful I love it. I love the designs you make, so much fun.

To get a similar colour from nature, I would use blackberries. I have listed some blogs that are good for eco dyes and sharing methods as a reply to your comments. I think you will like the links, they are similar in vive to Yvette who is a real sweet heart xJ

ArtSparker said...

Lovely questing beastie.

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you! And thanks Jasmine - I'm off to have a look! Problem is I would probably eat all the blackberries before they made it into the pot...

Jasmine said...

I have that same prolem with strawberries and raspberries :)

Luarna said...

Oooo it looks like a garden. I wish i could stand in it right beside the green grassy bit and lean on teh purple rocks.

Jennifer Cameron said...

You are such a rock star! Absolute love it!

WondrousStrange said...

Lovin' it!!

Celeste Bergin said...

this parasite is a true charmer--totally love him

Pam de Groot said...

OOOh. Definitely a mini garden. The colours are exquisite.

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you! :)

yvette said...

this only can come of your art hands...so different and original!

good color for headage!

kizkizzzzzzz
yvette

grrl + dog said...

t shot is wonderful, you captured the texture and the light beautifully.

Hey send me your email, I have something that wants to come live at your house.

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Yvette & Grrl.

I can't take credit for the photo - I had it taken by Katrina Jons from Accent Photography (as I am submitting it to a competition and photographs weren't allowed to be 'Photoshopped' - so all my photos sucked).

Sounds interesting Grrl!!!! As long as its not another preschooler? My email is vicky@GingaSquid.com

artistudios said...

I've just saw your comment at Elin Thomas blog and followed at your blog - YOUR WOR IS AMAZING!
Marica
http://artistudios.blogspot.com/

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

LOVE!

hmmm... is this photo headed where i think it's headed? :-) It SHOULD be!!

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Marcia - I just checked out your blog and left some comments. Your work is so tactile and yummy!

LOL Shirley - yes! Fingers crossed, but by December I will have forgotten about it anyway. I hope you submitted?

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Yes Vicky, I did. :-)
I put it into the mail on the last possible day - story of my life.

Stevie B. said...

I got a plug and I didnt even say thanks!

Looks great!