Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Buddha's Bliss

The raku bowl was make by Mak of www.MAKUstudio.com.    When I got the bead, I knew it would be a good challenge with its shape.  I make a peyote base for the buddha head and place some knit wire underneath the head to add some interest.  The triangular portion has sequin leaves and seed beads.  To give it some more Asian flair, I attached a jade pendant to the bottom attached with ladder stitch.  This was a collaborative project and now belongs to Mak.

Buddha's Temple

This beaded cuff came together as a result of a raku button made by local artist, Mak.  Contact her at www.MAKUstudio.com for more info.
The buddha face is perched on top of her raku button.  I decided to peyote 2 separate strips and attach them to Ultrasuede.  The peyote is further embellished with rondelles and pearls.

Puffer Fish

I had a felt ball challenge  and came up with this cute puffer fish idea.  The felt ball is adorned with bugles.  His eyes are wood beads with a small seed bead for the pupil.  The mouth is made of colored wire.  I have swam with these funny little inflatable fish.