Mermaid Necklace

Screen Shot 2013-12-01 at 2.55.05 PMIt’s been awhile since I’ve made a “mermaid necklace”, (or so my niece calls them). It’s a fun way to use up some of the random beads I have lying around. I think we decided on the name because it reminded us of what a mermaid might collect, sort of flotsam and jetsamy. Basically you weave thin wire back and forth, making loops of beads- attempting all the while to capture that “I made this totally random and yet perfectly spaced”look.

Here’s the finished necklace, I’m hoping to wear it this summer with a teal blue dress. I think it’ll look stunning ;-).

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Latest Airigami Awesomeness: The Swing

I know, I need to post more- but this month I have the best excuse. Check out this amazeballs balloon sculpture I created with my partner Larry Moss. It’s a life-size reinterpretation of Fragonard’s “The Swing” entirely out of balloons. It’s on display in for the next two weeks at the Phelps Arts Center, 15 Church St. in Phelps, NY. It is so worth the trip if you’re anywhere nearby- I’m absolutely thrilled with the finished piece! Take a look:

Microcrochet on display at the Strong Museum of Play (hooray!)

Come on, if you had the chance to rhyme that many words in a row, you know you’d do it too ;-).

Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the pieces that will be on display, sorry I don’t have any of the finished “larger scenes” you’ll just have to stop by in person! I’ll be there on August 20th between 1 and 4 doing demonstrations (though I need to figure out how I’m going to have lots of people see something that’s @ 1/2 inch tall being constructed… Should I do macro-crochet so they can see? Or does that defeat the purpose?! If you’ve got any suggestions that I can put together before Sat, let me know in the comments below-

UPDATE: Super-crazy excited to say these little guys were featured on the CRAFT blog! :-) But I just realized that I didn’t mention the Whimsical Art exhibit will be on display August 20-November 20th 2011, so you’ve got a few months to get a chance to see my work as well as artwork by my partner Larry Moss, and good friend Rob Rogalski. Let me know what you think of the show!