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Monday, June 6, 2011

Some of my beaded gourds and the latest

This is my beaded gourd display. I haven't shown them in a while and thought you all might enjoy seeing them. Some of you have seen them before but some of you haven't. This is a beading process that originates from the Huichol Indians. I have just taken it to another level. Mine is done in a 3 dimensional process.

I cover the entire surface with beeswax and then sculpt the figures and then it is all beaded one bead at a time with 13/0 beads. These beads are pushed into the wax with a tool that I have made especially for this use.


This was done
 on an
Ostrich egg. It is two iguana's going around the egg that has a desert rose on it.
Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my past projects.

This is a 42" circumference gourd that is still a work in progress and may be for a while but never say die. I will get it done in this lifetime I hope. hehe

These are two that I made for friends as a Christmas gift. 

Well, there is another side of my artistic abilities and next time I will show you some of my basketry. 
Yes, I dabble in many mediums. heheh

Also, you can leave a comment here if you want to be entered in the punch needle giveaway and I will add you to the list. Just be sure that I can find you if your name is picked. The drawing will be on the 15th and the last day to enter is the 10th. So whats keepin you?

These are the ones that have entered the
Spring Giveaway
Updated as of 6/7

Valerie of Yorkies
Linda Stubbs
Linda Cartwright
Debbie G

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leave me another comment and 

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cottageprims said...

So much work but the end result is beautiful! Love the indian one.Warm Blessings!~Amy

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful work Jan!Hugs,Jen

annie said...

Wow those are fantastic! Just amazing in the details!

Debbie said...

Jan those are so amazing! How long does it take you to do one???

Can't wait to see what you have to show us next!

Debbie K

Debbie Geiger said...

Those are wonderful you are so talented!!!