Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 Pandemic Remembrance WindChimes

Whether they hang indoors or out in the garden, 
W I N D  C H I M E S
are a constant reminder of the event they commemorate.

The two above are made with 400 C-lon slip stitch crochet 
with Emily Cohen's hand cut and tumbled coke bottle
rings and cultured sea glass shards interspersed with
Bon trade beads and my handmade clay beads.

All of this series includes Emily's coke bottle rings
- it's the real thing -
with hand dug bamboo-root top supports.
(Detail of above windchime below)

Various glass and clay components are copper wired
in place to form very durable garden wind chimes.
They all also have the addition of small copper bells
in their strands for that subtle tingle...

This last windchime has the addition of tube beads 
made from the bamboo which grows here in
This 5-strand chime is hand strung on
waxed linen...

Designed by Barbara Hanselman
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Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Moon & Stars on a Hooker's Green Sky Components

 I have managed to make four totally different
neckaces from these wonderful components
by Emily Cohen, Catfish Studio, Ormond Beach, FL

Distant Blush Pink Stars
N  E  C  K  L  A  C  E

A Purple Heart Against a Hooker's Green Sky
N  E  C  K  L  A  C  E

Starry Starry Light
N  E  C  K  L  A  C  E

The Green Cheese Moon Has Stolen My Heart
N  E  C  K  L  A  C  E

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ba-Be Girl Rattle

Ba-be Girl is a Celebration pillow rattle which can
hang on the wall or lay on a table or desk.

 She has a found wood handle and bead accents of clay,
African trades, horn discs and seed beads.

The rattle itself is 3" high  by 4" wide by 1.75" deep;
With the handles and strung accent beads
she is 4.75" wide and 9.75 high.

She is not just a "pretty face," the other side of her
boasts polks dots and green leaves...

BH 435 Ba-Be Girl Rattle $ 85.

This hand-formed CAT FACE RATTLE is all the 
encouragement anyone needs to abandon boring, habitual 
routines. The energy of the Cat supports flexibility 
to change and more open, honest thinking -
 remember Cats more than any other domesticated animal 
are known for their resourcefulness! 
 The aloofness of the Cat translates 
to a powerful warning - the best way to deal with 
difficult situations  is to step back from them 
and gain insight from the distancing. 
 Lastly, the cat is all about mystery, 
an asset which advances the personal power 
of being “mysterious” and creative in all things.

Rousseau Peaceable Kingdom CAT RATTLE with Clay Yarn Ball

This colorfully painted 3.25" high cat rattle
started life as an earthenware pinch pot...

Once bisque fired, he was painted with underglazes
and accented with Designer Liner Underglaze Pens...

His yarn ball was made from earthenware 
clay extrusions dipped in red terra sigillata prior to firing.

Since he is residing in the garden of the Peaceable
Kingdom, he is surrounded by myriads of plants...

Both front and back...

He is only 3" wide by 2.50" deep by 3.25" tall
and quietly rattles when shaken...

BH 433 Rousseau Rattle $165

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to purchase