Friday, April 30, 2010


Welcome to our Merry-Go-Round!!! We are an international group of artists and crafters who meet on the last friday of each month, and blog about a common theme... This month, it's a swap! We all made a little something for a fellow Merry-go-rounder!!

My gift comes from Alison who uses Harris tweed as her main material in her work. I am a total tweed virgin lol, so I got a little info from Wiki:
'Harris Tweed (Clò Mór or Clò na Hearadh in Gaelic), is a luxury cloth that has been handwoven by the islanders on the Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist and Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, using local wool.'

Fabulous handmade material!!
And here's my delicious new friend, baptised Maya!

Maya is made of tweed the most scrumptious shade of raspberry, which is a favourite colour of mine!! Such a sweet little russian doll, perfectly proportionned... she is BEAUTIFUL!! The finishing touches are just to die for, her little sleepy face is so adorable, so NEAT!!! The little natural tweed bag is so cute too!!!

Your work is gorgeous Alison, thank you so much for this lovely gift!!

I made something for Lily, go and have a nose... :)
And then have a look at what everyone got!! You'll find direct links in the sidebar on the right, thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Le Paradis des Papillons * Butterflies' Paradise...

Un pendentif vraiment imposant!!! J’utilise toujours au moins deux diamètres différents de wire pour une créa, et pour ce pendentif j’ai pris du fil 0.8mm pour l’armature et du 0.3mm pour le tissage et le brodage. L’armature de fil 0.8 mm est entièrement recouverte de fil 0.3mm… j’enroule le fil fin à la main sur le fil épais... je mouline, si vous voyez ce que je veux dire…arf arf arf… Il faut environ 1 mètre 50 de fil fin pour couvrir 15 cm de fil épais, beaucoup plus pour les portions tissées… et un peu plus pour le brodage…

Pour l’armature seule du pendentif il m’a fallu 1 mètre 59 cm de fil 0.8mm, et en fil 0.3mm j’ai utilisé 16 mètres 33 cm… TOTAL: 17 mètres 92 !

A seriously chunky pendant!!!I use at least 2 different diameters of wire for each creation, and for this pendant I used 0.8mm for the frame and 0.3mm for coiling, weaving and decorating with small stones. The frame (0.8mm) is entirely coiled with 0.3mm; I coil by hand. I need around 1.5 meter of thin wire to cover 15 cm of thick wire, a lot nore for the woven portions, a little more when I add the stones…

For the frame alone I used 1.59 meter of 0.8mm wire, and 16.33 meters of thin 0.3mm wire…
TOTAL: 17.92 meters!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In the Forest...

A little inspiration from Aragog of Hogwarts' Forbidden Forest...

Inspiré par Aragog, de la Foret interdite de Poudlard... ;)