I've been working away on school projects and just finished up another one. I call it my "bib" series. A series of 3 neck pieces made from some unusual materials.
The first is made from paper. Hanji paper to be exact. I've felted the paper, sewed it and added some copper.
The second is made from soy silk fibre. I used a process called silk fusion to make this piece and then beaded little seed beads on it. I am sad about this one because I lost it. I think I dropped it walking from my car to my apartment. I think it slid off the hanger and I didn't notice until about an hour later that I didn't have it. Sigh. Luckily I have pictures!
The third is stiff and made from a material called kozo which is the inner bark of the mulberry tree. I shaped it, crocheted on it, dyed it, aged it with verdigris patina and then added some seed beads to it. This one took the longest.
I really enjoyed making this series. As many of you know I am a big fan of neck pieces. I make and wear them a lot so when I was introduced to these materials, I couldn't resist.