Thursday, February 7, 2008
Pink Artists Community Doll Project - 4 Squares
OK, all four of the above bases are single stich crocheted in 100% cotton thread using an aluminium #7 (1.65MM) crochet hook.
#1 (top left) has a maroon background. The wooden bead at the top is one that has been in my care for longer than I have been married (over 10 years now) and I am thrilled that it has finally found a home. The stone in the center is one that I found at Stump Pass State Park (a beach park located in Englewood, FL - about 45 minutes from my driveway). I love rocks; Stump Pass always has a terrific selection of pretty rocks for the picking - and sharks teeth, too. The four small wooden beads came from a necklace that I disassembled quite a while ago. I really like how the wood-fiber-stone all meld together. I should admit that this one was the least favorite of my critter.
#2 (top right) The dark blue stitched border is just backstiched embroidery floss. The two "danglers" were earrings that lost their mates ... I'm glad as I like them better together. The crystals at the top left are Austrian (Swarovsky) - I have a real thing for sparkly crystals and it's all my Omi's fault (and I love her for it). The elephant bead was the first that I used and the rest came out of that one. Weird, eh? I added the little wooden beads next to the elephant for the odd little pop of color.
#3 (bottom left) the pink background is in honor of the cause. In the very center is a light blue Swarovsky crystal butterfly. It's surrounded by bright pink Swarovsky bicone heart & the border is made up of flat square garnets and metal spacers.
#4 (bottom right) This is the one my daughter designed, started to assemble and asked me to finish. :) It's all good - she gets an "E" for effort and my adoration for being interested in the first place. The center piece has an antique bronze finish. The bead in the center is this neat pink glass bead that has a "mooney" opaqueness to it. At the four corners are little silver bells.
All that's left is wrapping them and shipping them off to their final destination.