Wednesday, February 04, 2009
gonna shine like a spoon
This is another fruity variation on the felted bead. My sister got one of these roughly life-sized strawberries along with her little pear. Two other friends each received one around Christmas time too. I thought they would work as pendants or just a fun ornament either for Christmas time or any time really. One recipient quickly decided she would wear hers among multiple long strands of pearls for a dramatic look. I can't wait to see a photo of that!
In the background of the photo above (and another below) is a postcard with a gorgeous strawberry photo - I'd love to name the artist but I can't track it down at the moment. I'll get back to you.
Edited to add:
It's 'Projektion 3 (F) (Flowers)' by Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss.
So far, I really don't like needlefelting. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Putting the little green leaves on top was the most frustrating part of the process. And I ended up stitching them on as much as needling them there. I enjoyed the beading though.