Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Carved tree pendant and wrapped felt bead


Today I am showing off a photo of a new tree pendant that I made and then strung with a wrapped felt and wire bead. I carved the tree into clay and made a mold. Then I fired an impression from the mold, stained it and painted with multiple colors. It is simply coincidence that the colors match the wire wrapped felt bead. The bead is one I learned how to make in a tutorial by Deryn Mentock which you can see here. The tutorial for making the wire wrapped beads is now on sale at her Etsy shop.What a wonderful tutorial. It has sparked so many ideas for me. Thank you again Deryn. The felt on the bead was made by me also. It was an unsuccessful flower that I have been cutting up to wrap around the metal bead frames which are then wrapped with the wire and seed beads. I love it the way something unsuccessful in one context is great in another.

10 comments:

  1. Amazing coincidence that they go so well together! I think it's perfect!

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  2. It's wonderful, Mary! I love making those wrapped beads too!

    Cristi

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  3. Thank you Doreen and Cristi for stopping and commenting. I love feedback. And so appreciate yours.

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  4. so glad I popped in for a visit
    mona & the gaffer girls
    just beautiful..

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  5. Very pretty! A great combo with that bead!

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  6. Mary, I also love the bead.. very very nice. I also have been making wrapped felt beads and I never took a class so I did know if they were done correctly. I love making them. Joan T

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  7. Mary, I also love the bead.. very very nice. I also have been making wrapped felt beads and I never took a class so I did know if they were done correctly. I love making them. Joan T

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  8. Hi Gaffergirls
    I stopped by your blog and really enjoyed it. Thank you for the visit.

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  9. Hi Amy, Thanks for the return visit and the wonderful comment. I hope your stamps are working out well.

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  10. Hi Joan,
    So good to have you visit my blog. Yes, those wrapped felt beads are great and I agree it goes great with the carved tree pendant.

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