Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Trash To Treasure...

It took me all day to gild these dang crosses!  But I think they turned out really well.

The only difficulty I had was trying to thread the hemp fiber through the holes.  The base was made from corrugated cardboard which formed a little maze inside. I glued the end of the hemp to stiffen it and that helped some, but it still took about 6-8 tries to get the job done - on each bead! 

You can see some additional process shots here.

Make sure you check out Mike, Rachelle and Alisa to see what they came up with!

2 comments:

sally said...

These are beautiful, Lora- (...why am I not surprised?!)

Angela said...

This is such a great and inspiring piece ! Love how you got it done ! And the result is wonderful ! YAY !
o:-)