Last month at our guild meeting, one of our guild members and a friend of mine, Bonnie Kreger brought in some of her beautiful creations for show and tell... and one of the creations was a lattice-heart. She is so sweet and ends up giving several of her creations to her best buddies. Her buddies are into Kumihimo cording and they make beautiful cords to go with their polymer clay creations. This is one technique that I am so jazzed about learning and it will be taught at our annual polymer clay retreat at the end of September. The following picture is the polymer clay latticed-heart made by Bonnie and necklace/beaded cording done by Rose Anthony. What a gorgeous creation and beautiful work done by two gifted artists!
I love this lattice-heart, so I decided to try making one for each of the gals from my women's bible study group. This week we are finishing up our study in "Breaking Free" (Beth Moore Studies). What a perfect way to end this study with a pieced (lattice) heart necklace.
Mine is a little different from Bonnie's lattice-heart. I added texture and mica powders to mine as well as the Lumiere paints...also added a layer of Magic Glos. On the back I wrote one of our memory scriptures: "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Cor. 3:17
I also packaged the necklace with a little saying as well.
I am excited to learn Bonnie's technique for making her lattice-heart during our annual retreat. I hope the gals like the necklaces that I made for them. Well, I'd better get back to working on covering my spice jars...on-going project. Also coming up is Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party in September. I finally have all my beads ready to go! This is my first time participating...can't wait!
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