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sassybird
04-25-2004, 09:15 PM
Here is a piece I am working on. I have not sewn the satin backing and hook and eyes yet. But, this will give you an idea of what I am doing with little tiny beads. Can you see some of your beautiful beads on one of these?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2004/1355-Choker_1_Detail.jpg

Emjay
04-25-2004, 09:42 PM
That's FABULOUS, Charissa! What is it? (I don't CARE what it is, I love it!)

Emjay
04-25-2004, 09:43 PM
Tha't's FABULOUS, Charissa! What is it? (I don't CARE what it is, I LOVE it!)

Emjay
04-25-2004, 09:44 PM
OOPS, posted twice!

sassybird
04-25-2004, 09:48 PM
Jean, I am going to be making chokers for people that have had neck surgery of any kind. I have had 4, and having something pretty and fun to wear to cover the scars makes me feel better. I want to pass on that feeling to others by collaborating with McDuck:)

Emjay
04-25-2004, 09:53 PM
Well, that makes it even more special! Wonderful work! Keep it up!

TheBlueBetween
04-25-2004, 10:03 PM
wow, that is a very interesting idea! Thanks for sharing :)

lisilk
04-25-2004, 11:40 PM
Your cracking me up. Hard to imagine you just started doing this...what 5 weeks ago ? This reminds me of that fiber basket you did. What a great idea to make them for people with scarring issues. Great colors too.

Very cool !

artbabe21
04-26-2004, 12:56 AM
Wow! This is SO beautiful, but walk me through it...the backing & fibers are?
It's magnificent!! :)

McDuck
04-26-2004, 09:43 AM
OH yes Charissa, that is beautiful, i can se making a whole lotta differents beads to do with with and what fun too! Very nice work I might add. -Mary...errrr...McDuck...needs to get to the studio to work since she was a bad duck and took the weekend off!

gypsysoul
04-26-2004, 11:28 AM
Here is a piece I am working on. I have not sewn the satin backing and hook and eyes yet. But, this will give you an idea of what I am doing with little tiny beads. Can you see some of your beautiful beads on one of these?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2004/1355-Choker_1_Detail.jpg

Charissa, I had a life-saving tracheotomy when I was seven, and though I rarely think about the scar now, I am sure that an adult having any kind of throat surgery would really appreciate something like this! Beautiful work!

These beads are way too large for what you're doing, but I thought you might get a kick out of how similar our colors are! :D

Paula

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2004/10675-yum1a-med.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2004/10675-yum2b-med.jpg

sassybird
04-26-2004, 03:04 PM
Wow! This is SO beautiful, but walk me through it...the backing & fibers are?
It's magnificent!! :)

Hi Cath, I'm glad you like this:) I inherited a bunch of upholstery samples from a fibers student I went to college with a few years back. I have cut them, and picked the threads one by one to create a rainbow of color. Some I have left open areas in as I did this one, others I have picked the whole piece. I sew on the beads one by one, and then sew either a satin or another comfortable backing to cover my stitches and make the chocker comfortable. I use hooks and eyes to close them. They do not show since the threads cover the back area also. And that is it:D Oh, I do all hand sewing also. I detest machines.......lol

Mary, I am thrilled you like what I am doing. After a surgery of that kind a woman needs a bit of frill to make her feel better. I wore scarves, and then started sewing things on them to add some spark after my surgeries. They are fun, pretty and uplift the spirit.

Paula, I bet even a little girl would love to have something like this after having her neck cut open:) I intend to make some small ones for little girls also.

gypsysoul
04-26-2004, 03:16 PM
Paula, I bet even a little girl would love to have something like this after having her neck cut open:) I intend to make some small ones for little girls also.

Charissa, I am sure they would! :) Although I have to admit that since mine I have never been able to stand to have anything remotely constricting around my neck, not even turtlenecks. I can't even wear a necklace unless it's at least 20" long. I think it might be because I was awake when I had the surgery (it was truly an emergency situation, although I did have a local anesthetic) and I still remember every snipping bit of it even after more than 40 years. AAACK!! Too much information! lol

I think something along the same idea would make beautiful cuff-style bracelets, too. :)

sassybird
04-26-2004, 06:15 PM
Charissa, I had a life-saving tracheotomy when I was seven, and though I rarely think about the scar now, I am sure that an adult having any kind of throat surgery would really appreciate something like this! Beautiful work!

These beads are way too large for what you're doing, but I thought you might get a kick out of how similar our colors are! :D

Paula

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2004/10675-yum1a-med.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2004/10675-yum2b-med.jpg

Yep, we are definitely on the same wave length, Paula. These are lovely beads:)

diane555
04-27-2004, 07:18 AM
And that is it:D Oh, I do all hand sewing also. I detest machines.......lol

Hiya Sass

hehehe and I love them...must be part of my power tool addiction!although I love hand sewing too :D

This is just awesome :clap: Beautiful work and for such a wonderful reason :)
You're the best Sass. Hey, next time can we see a WIP? please please :D

Di