Sunday, November 20, 2011


Hi Everyone!
It has been a quiet weekend here. Might have something to do with the freezing cold. LOL.
I am working on pieces for galleries and magazines so I can't show those. I did make up a beaded gourd and finally got Alvin painted. He looks like a bronze statue in real life.
Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.

Gourds are cut, cleaned, shaped, sanded, painted, and then beaded. I actually sew through the gourd with beads. They are NOT glued or just set on top of the gourds. To see more of my beaded gourds you can go here.

 Alvin is epoxy clay over a gourd top
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  1. the gourd is gorgeous!! such beautiful colors! Sewing through a gourd..that must be very hard to get the needle through.
    love Alvin!!
    we finally are cold here in So. Cal...went down to 49 degrees and we have rain..a few hours ago we had major wind!! LOVED IT!!!!

  2. Nicole.... you posted on a Sunday... and I saw it on the same day you posted... That's Serendipitous! I LOVE the gourd. The colors are so soft and romantic looking. I think Alvin is actually whistling at the gourd. :o)
    Have a wonderful week!

  3. Your gourd is fantastic. I love the combination of colors you used for the surface as well as for the extraordinary beadwork.

  4. Your beadwork on the gourd is stunning!

  5. Oh Nicole! That gourd is just stunning! So amazing! And Alvin looks great! :)

  6. Excellent Nicole! I was actually just thinking about Alvin, believe it or not, and was going to as how he was behaving!

  7. Alvin is a STUD!!! Love those eyes! And that Gourd! Beautiful. Love the colors. Perfect!

  8. Wow, these are amazing! I love them both! You are so talented and creative!

  9. Wow, these are amazing! I love them both! You are so talented and creative!

  10. This is a very good atical! I will back soon1


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