Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Stone Bones

Stone Bones
22" H x 19 1/2" W
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I bought the highlighted bead in this piece last year, and marveled at the tree that nature had imprinted in the stone. This is my attempt to replicate the scene in fiber.

The branch beads are from bracelets that I bought a few years ago. My local department store was having it annual post-holiday sale, with all costume jewelry marked down at least 50%. Adding a newspaper coupon, I purchased the bracelets for about $3 each. Each bracelet was chock full of the beads...I have plenty left for future projects. This was such a steal, as buying the beads direct would have cost me at least $30. The salesperson commented: "We wondered who would buy the Flinstone bracelets."