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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Jewelry, Timberline Gallery
Have been busy making, Beaded gourd necklaces and earrings. We will be changing the displays at Timberline the Monday after 4th of July that is always a wild day at the gallery.
I grow the little jewelry gourds, clean and cut them in half , then paint the inside and stain the out side. Using the knotless netting technique and Wax Linen, I weave in some beads and string the others. I like to have a theme, and name each one. Sometimes I can find some beads or dried nuts that look like little faces. Other times I use a marble.
Completed a variety of earrings, coral, turquoise and silver beads. Sold one before it went on display and received a call today, that the other red one sold. Love it when I make something that can enjoyed for a long time. Makes me Happy!
Stop by and see our Yosemite Display after the 6th. of July.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,