Here is some of the work that was on display at the B&B show in Milwaukee. These flowers, all handmade silks are covered with Swarovski crystals. The work exhibited at the show was inspiring and awesome both in its' technical abilities and original designs. The originality was overwhelming. I am always a bit astounded and humbled how people, creative, unique people take the same techniques but expand upon it in such original ways that it is never once thought of as like another.
This beaded, embellished doll took my breath away! It was like she was draped in crystal ice and glass. She was beaded and worked on every surface and just encrusted with seed beads, crystals and a bit of silver. Plus wings!!
I think this piece was from the Ukraine and features cabachons, seed beads, itty bitty gem stones and shaped glass beads. What a piece to wear! The drape was so elegant and the palette of blues, grays and ivory was very inviting to the eye.
More pieces that astounded and inspired me. What a great collection of stitch work!
Don't let anyone intimidate your artistic vision. Create, play, wonder, enjoy!