Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm Thinking Spring!!!

The first hint of spring is in the air with days getting up into the 30's and nights a little warmer too. The days are beginning to lengthen, but we keep getting more snow as is the rest of the country. But I am thinking Spring as the eternal optimist I am. So, I'm designing lighter scarves that double as jewelry. Their purpose shifts from keeping your neck warm to adding texture and beauty amid the change of the season.

I worked with my dreads in a different way, thus the "New For Spring Felted Wool Dreads Scarf." These consist of many long pieces of "spaghetti" in wool, wet felted, some with felted beads and I'm adding silk for texture and softness. These are definitely fun to make and can be used in many different configurations so one doesn't get tired of one look. I created an all white piece and added some vintage brooches to the piece. It looks spectacular!

Today I'm working on funky, large felted beads strung on a long strand of black silk. It is designed to compliment a spring dress that is black with white polka dots. I keep trying to achieve an "over the top" minimalist design. An oxymoron, perhaps.