Sunday, June 2, 2013

Getting Ready for the Berkley Art Bash: A Garland of Crocheted Poppies and Other Goodies

The Berkley Art Bash is this coming Saturday, June 8, 2013!  That's why this post is late again -- busy working on new pieces.  I am really excited about doing this show.  Not only will my son, Tony, be sharing space with me to showcase his children's books (sure to make the day more fun!), but I have just heard wonderful things about this show.  A section of Twelve Mile Road, right in downtown Berkley, is shut down and becomes the site for this late spring art celebration.  There will be music, food, and lots of great art!

So, today I thought I would share a few things that I completed this week to take to the Art Bash.  The titles that I've given these pieces are not final or formal, they are just what came into my head as I worked on them.  I guess you would call them "working titles".

First, there is my Pocketful of Poppies Necklace.  It features a contemporary version of bright summer poppies, crocheted along a green garland embellished with glass leaf beads.

The second design I finished this week is a pair of crocheted, beaded earrings that I call Blue Fairy Cornucopia Earrings.

Finally, I made another kiss clasp bag.  Unlike others I've made, the entire body of the pursed on this one is crocheted.  It is crocheted from the frame down and is even attached to the frame by crochet.  There was really no way to line it, but the crochet stitches are very dense.  I adapted this design from a free pattern in a crochet newsletter that I receive.

Here's a special bonus -- a little reward for those of you who read to the end of this post:  If you come to the Berkley Art Bash next Saturday, and you decide you would like to purchase something from me, just say the code words: "Blue Fairy" and I will give you 20% off one item of your choice.  I really hope I hear those words next Saturday.

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