Saturday, July 25, 2009

Here it Southwestern beaded gourd

Sorry everyone.....I've been a bad bad blogger :-(

I had completed this gourd a week ago but just didn't get an opportunity to update an entry here with some pics. I really like how this birdhouse came out and it was fun to create.

I hand strung the beads in and out of small holes that I drilled around the entrance hole to the house. I then painted a simple wooden vine and leaves to compliment the colors of the beads.

A touch of raffia on the hanger...

This is the center back of the gourd in this picture.

Just a closer view of the painted vines and leaves.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm working on a pumpkin face next. Fall is just around the corner!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hi Everyone....Happy Wednesday!

Below is a little tease of the new gourd I'm working on. It has a variety of beads hand strung including turquoise. It's turning out pretty great....come back and visit for the final reveal :-)


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thatched Roof Gourd Birdhouse

Hi everyone!
I've been working pretty hard in my craft room creating a few new gourd birdhouses out of my kettle gourds. I decided I wanted to make a house with a nice thatched roof look so this is my final product.

I used the berry gourd ink dye on this gourd and just love it. The color is very pretty but still soft and lets the natural gourd coloring show through. I can't wait to use the other colors expecially the orange for fall!

I added a few iridescent matte beads around the roof peak by hand sewing each one on. Just love the added touch!

This roof is made with cocoa's very moldable and thick. It's fun to work with too.

Thanks for looking. I'll be back soon with more gourds and some fun fall pattern too!