Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Save it!

When working with gourds I save everything but the "guts." Tops of gourds can be flipped over and fitted into candle stands for quite unusual candle holders. I do a lot of gourd bowls and like the challenge of finding a stand for the top. Usually I use a glass holder with a tea light for the candle part.

I've posted a few pieces of gourd jewelry.
It was natural for me to make gourd jewelry as I've been doing jewelry for so long. Mini gourds are good for earrings and necklaces. I design, cut, paint, and woodburn gourd pieces to collage into pins and necklaces. While I don't have any on this post the gourd seeds are a nice addition to gourd jewelry and on other pieces of gourd art and they make interesting earrings.


cconz said...

How i love your gourd candle holders and vase holders. SO COOL!!
I wish i could see your gourd garden, i bet it's amazing. Are they on arbors?

Altered Glass said...

Love your art! Your mosaics are really lovely. It is so much fun to see mosaics from others. It usually shows someone's passion for their art. Especially when you know how much work someone has in a piece. But if you are like me, it doesn't matter how much time a project takes, I just have fun doing the project! I can't wait to see other pieces of your work, thanks for sharing.

Altered Glass said...

Oh and I wanted to say your Lilies of the Valley pic, they are my absolute favorite flower. I have a huge patch and they are just flowering out right now and smell absolutely devine!

Baggaraggs: said...

Do you have an Etsy? Your stuff is great! i love the coach...Wow. Homespun HUGS, Robin

Bonnielynn said...

Beautiful work.......loving the candle holders. They are so elegant...who would guess they are gourds ?!