Friday, February 12, 2010

Texas Beader's Retreat
Vicki & I attended our third retreat last month. The retreat sold out so our friend Lisa wasn't able to join us - hopefully next year. The first piece I worked on at the retreat was a beaded purse. The focal piece is a polymer clay face I bought from Kim Cavendar at the polymer clay retreat I attended in September. The purse is made entirely from recycled jeans. The handle is a denim belt from a dress. After I finished the purse, I worked on a bracelet and necklace in autumn hues to match a jacket I made (bought the fabric at the Houston Quilt Show a couple of years ago). The other piece shown is what I did for the challenge - a travel jewely pouch.


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Fabulous! the necklace and bracelet are priceless! Spectacular as always!

Elaine Akers said...

I don't know how you find the time to create all your gorgeous purses, dolls, jewelry, shoes, etc.
Absolutely beautiful work! Nina, you are just so talented. Miss seeing you. Elaine