Sunday, November 17, 2013

Spool'n with Christine

 
Oh I am still laughing at my helpers!  They each have their own box and as we walk through the garage a head comes up.  All of us braved the elements  this afternoon to take pictures of my latest creations.  The wind about blew us away....have you ever tried to take ornament pictures while they are  trying to fly away??
 
 
Christine of One Kiss Creations came across these spools this summer and put out a challenge to us.  She sent along the spools and some beautiful beads and asked us to create.
 
Right away I dug into the "flying missiles"  






This was a great project to keep me learning how to read peyote patterns.
 
 
I have been a painter for years and decided the next project should be painted
 





 
I used dimensional texture paints and my "flying missiles "
 
 
Next up came me just playing
 
 
I use a paint treatment to crackle and then hi-lighted the spool with gold paint
 
 
 

another mat of random colors of black/gold/silver  peyote stitch
 
 
I finished it with the beads Christine sent.....
 After show season I will take the time to make the necklace
 
Thank you Christine for being such a wonderful friend.
I will say again I love the WWW
 how else could someone from Iowa get to meet a talented woman from Pennsylvania!
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17 comments:

  1. Take 2: My first attempt at writing this just vanished. I think the wind took it.
    Kim~I just LOVE these~all 3 of them! It would be hard to pick a favorite! The peyote cardinal is just so beautiful...it is my second favorite bird and it always excites me to see one, in the yard or in photos or in art. I really like how you display him. I have never followed a peyote pattern before, so you are inspiring me. The painted snowman is wonderful (is that another cardinal in there?)~I love his whimsy and that dimensional snow!!! WOW~how do you paint so small?! And the last one with the crackled paint...I love the texture of this one, with the crackle, the peyote strip and the fringe. These are all fantastically Kim :-) Thank you so SO much for participating in this. I thought it would be right up your alley, and it was. Your helpers deserve a good long pet for being such cuties!

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  2. I love your beadwork with these spools. And the snowman is so cute!!!

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  3. kimmy nice pieces and good idea ¡¡¡ I liked so much, visit me

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  4. Holy moly these are cool! But I always love to see what your creating! I'm with Christine ... how the heck do you paint so small? That is amazing! But that last one ... is gorgeous - you'll have to pull that off the tree at the end of the season and turn that into a necklace for sure!

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  5. I'm loving these! Such a smart use of them - and the last one makes a great year round ornament if you decide not to finish as a necklace. So glad Christine started this so I could meet more of her friends! ;-)

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  6. I saw this post on my IPad and tried to comment, but it would not cooperate! I was flabbergasted when I saw your designs! I cannot for the life of me figure out how you painted that adorable scene on that spool - you must have Superman Eyes!! :) These are so beautiful - and definitely a keepsake for treasuring!

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  7. The last one is my favorite, but of course they are all wonderful!

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  8. Those spools love you, you gave them such a wonderful new life. Each one is a small work of art. I can't decide if the cardinal is my favorite or the final one that you just "played" with, They are all just perfect and make me think how wonderful an entire Christmas tree with just spool ornaments would be!

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  9. Oh my gosh, your cats are hilarious! And as always, your work is awesome!

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  10. What a terrific (and season perfect) use of Christine's spools! And how cool that you created a different surface for each spool - just makes you want to reach out for them. They are going to be fabulous on your tree!

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  11. Awesome work Kim,
    I love all three the first one is so pretty with the little beaded Cardinal great job on the beading Kim you have come a long way with your peyote stitching. The little snowman is adorable, since I also paint, I know how you did such a tiny snowman it will be our secret ;-) My favorite is the last one so pretty! I love the effect of crackle paint. I also like that you used Carnelian it brings out the gold. I agree with the others this is one that should be out year round.
    Therese

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  12. Oh and the two cuties peeking out of the top of their box deserve some special loving for all the help they gave to you. I am sure they kept your beads from getting all mixed up!
    Therese

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  13. I love all of these! I love how peyote stitch goes so well with the spool. You did such an awesome job. I cannot get over the spool you painted, though. I love the detail on it and the colors. You have so many talents. :)

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  14. First off, I think it's great that you used all three of your spools.
    Now, you really did something special with each one of them. Your first one is really great with that bird on it and the second one really shows off your talent for painting. I can only imagine how hard it was to paint something so small like that. You totally rocked that! However, my favorite of the bunch is the last one. I adore a crackle look and the gold accent to it along with your peyote really give the spool some elegance. It's beautiful!

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  15. Kim, you are amazing designing completely different things with your spools! If I could ever do peyote stitch, that one alone would be my prize project! :-) I love how you did the beadwork around the spool - I've certainly never seen anything like it! My favorite though has to be your dear snowman....I've been drawn to your painted holiday pieces ever since I saw them for the first time. I love the Santas you made recently with the forks!

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  16. Kim you spools are amazing. I like the painted one best.

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  17. How wonderful and clever to make ornaments from the spools! I love each one of them! Beautiful work!

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