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!


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 !