I don't know what it is with me and insects the last couple of years, but I just love them and they are the only things I want to art. It is working out though because I think I am making some cool stuff!
Up on my Etsy as of this morning is a beehive stash jar. It took me literally all day, but I couldn't stop until it was done. I was driven!
I had a lot of fun figuring out how to make drippy honey and beehive and of course the buzzy bees which I realize look more like bumble bees than honey bees, but screw it, it's my art =P
I also finally got around to taking pictures of my spider web inspired beaded and embroidered necklace:
This is recycled sari ribbon wrapped around 3/4 inch cotton cord. I then sewed each little bead and pearl on it reminiscent of dew settling on a web. Next I needled-felted some cocoons and sewed them in place. Finally I spent ages embroidering about 2 dozen little spiders and I only ended up included 3 of them on the web. I thought subtle might be better in the end, plus, they weren't looking as hot as I hoped so, yeah. Voila!
I'm currently working on a cicada necklace that is a polymer and embroidery hybrid (see the wings from the last post) and I have my mind set on figuring out a dung beetle project. Onwards!