Thursday, August 14, 2008

Trying Something New

This Untitled Pendant (2008) is made by wet felting colored strips of wool roving onto a solid pre-felted base color (it is actually olive inside). While the felted piece is still wet I shaped it and needle felted the ends together in the back. This was then dipped into a mixture of 1 part water to 1 part liquid matte varnish. I blotted with a paper towel, then positioned an aluminum foil form inside. I used a hairdryer to dry quickly, leaving it overnight to harden and dry completely. It is backed with silver and quite stiff. The oxidized wire is stitched through the felt. 

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