Saturday, September 24, 2011
September ABS Challenge Entry - Corn Maiden II Necklace and Earrings
This is one instance where the polymer artist in me ran smack dab into the needle artst in me. I learned how to quilt at a young age from my mother, who learned it from her grandmothers. When she was growing up in the great depression, "repurposing" was done out of necessity. Her family comes from the mountains of SC and NC where quilting wasn't considered an art so much as it was a means keeping warm and passing the time, just as I'm sure it was for the women of Gee's Bend.
Rare Earth Beads at Etsy; some oval carved horn beads with stripes to compliment the pendant and earrings, black and tan carved horn rondelles, and small, carved Brecciated Jasper fluted beads.
I hope I've done the many quilters in my family, past and present, proud. It makes the polymer artist in me happy, and makes me want to get out the fabric scraps and quilting needle, too.