by YONA C. RIEL

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Valentines is just around the corner....

...and I am making Mixed Media Hearts using handmade nuno felt, vintage skeleton keys and an assortment of beads.  They are hard to describe so here's a picture: 

Each one of them is going to be very different, perhaps symbolizing something that you love...

 I am also making them into hands since not everyone likes hearts.  Each one has an old skeleton key needlefelted into it and a strand of beads or a button or some other embellishment.

 They come on a blank card with an envelope so you can use them as a card or if you remove them you can hang it on a wall or in the window.  You can also use the card as a canvas and frame them.  All this for only 18 dollars.
I am also making some new scarves for spring-ish weather.  They are not as heavy as the winter scarves I made for Holiday Market.  They are still nuno felted onto a hand dyed silk chiffon substrate.  Here's a picture of what I have so far:
deep red and gold on a brown silk chiffon



Pink and green on a burgundy silk substrate:


I am making a few pendants too using some very old skeleton keys, steam punk buttons and various odds and ends that I have collected over the years.  Here's a few pictures:


And another one...

The sale starts Friday, Feb 12th at Susan Klein's studio on 2nd street.  I will send out more details as we get closer to the date.  Meanwhile save some time on Valentine's weekend to come shopping.  Friday nite we will have wine and probably some chocolate, Saturday we will serve some cookies and Sunday afternoon we are doing a tea with the artists.  Thanks for reading and I hope to see you in Febuary.     xoxoyo

2 comments:

  1. they are awesome, yona! i'm especially fond of the heart with the fish :) you do beautiful work xo

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  2. thanks vickie... how is your book coming along??

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