Monday, February 09, 2009

My new, ambitious but ever so interesting project

Hi Everyone!! Oh, my this picture situation has taken on a life of it's own! I don't quite know what's new with Blogger, but it's duplicated somethings and won't let me delete others!
So, having said that, let's get on with the show!
Here is my new project! I have decided to build myself a tree. I had been collecting wire for a while and had purchased a scrap piece of copper. My dear husband had brought home wire for me also. It was all in my art room waiting for me. Then I saw this http://speediebeadie.blogspot.com/2009/01/ice-things.html . Dot is an amazing bead artist and she got my juices flowing. I went down to my art room and got out the wire.





I started bending and twirling and before I knew it, I was making a tree!











Then I wanted branches and so I got out more wire.




After I felt like I had enough branches, I started wrapping it in polyfill. The material in the background I dyed for the tree.
Here it is, all wrapped up and tied with string. I did change this picture in the right direction but blogger or picasa switched it back. Sorry about that.
Here is the tree wrapped in felt. Next is the material. Watch for more progress shots of the tree, I've ordered the beads - that was neat! I'll show you to them as they come in!

This is my oldest daughter, smirking at me. It seemed to stick to blogger too.

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5 comments:

freebird said...

How exciting! It will be fun to see how your tree turns out.

Plays with Needles said...

I love the idea of a tree!!!

Kiwi Ellen said...

oh my Denise that is going to be a funtastic tree!!!

I have to say that I had similar thoughts when I saw Dot's one but I decided that mermaids have no business climbing trees LOL

Gammie said...

I adore the tree and your ideas about it. Can't wait until you finish it.

Plays with Needles said...

Hi Denise, thanks for leaving a comment on my haute couture post...I was interested in the book you mentioned about Worth...do you remember the title or the author? Thanks!