Wednesday, March 31, 2010
After our recent trip to Tucson African Village, the vendors inspired me to make this pendant. We were bartering for beads with a vendor who was watching a stall. He did not know the prices and kept screaming "BaBa". We found out later that BaBa meant brother. We bought the beads but BaBa never showed up. I made my own BaBa. The face is of polymer clay. The color of beads represent African mudcloth. BaBa's hair is made of black seed beads with small brass rings on the end. BaBa hangs from an Ndebele rope.
The bead embroidery piece was inspired by the druzy stone on the bottom of the creation. The two rivolis are bezeled with peyote stitch and lifted off the piece with an extra peyote circle. The height of the rivolis matches the large size of the druzy. The colors of spring make this a happy piece.