We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings,
different hopes, different dreams.
The wave of the future
is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed
but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.
-John F. Kennedy
Sunday, February 6, 2011
In The Clutch!
Recently, I decided to go through my project bins with the idea of sorting and reorganizing. I found a collection of projects in various stages of completion.
So, I have been working towards completing these items and will either put them on my etsy site or offer them in one of the craft shows I'm participating in this year. This lovely little clutch began it's life as an upholstery sample.
The first time I held it in my hands, turned it over and examined it, it told me it wanted to be a small beaded purse of some sort. When I rediscovered it, I could clearly visualize the bead lines, I just had to dig through the various containers and jars to find the right beads.
When I worked on it the first time I had formed some pieces of felt into a pretty little rose bud and sewn it on. I had attached strands of braided leather for the strap and...
I had experimented with some embroidery techniques...
I decided to leave everything in place and added the beads to complete it.
I really like it, I think it's pretty!
OK, first one done, 5 more clutches to go...then I'll delve into the other projects...