Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tolima Man....


This is my latest  bead embroidery project. This time I have more of an idea of what I want to do. The design is based on a Tolima style breastplate. I have always been inspired by Mexican artifacts. The original, which was made of gold, was pierced in a very interesting way, as you can see in the photo below. I will try and post more process photos as I go. I love the matte black AB beads. The colors are really lovely.

3 comments:

jamberry_song said...

That's a gorgeous piece to be inspired by, no wonder you were drawn to it! And your embroidery looks beautiful already. I like that the beads around the border have that finish, it reminds me of maize. It's going to be gorgeous!

Roberta said...

Thank You. I am strangely drawn to these beads......

Pretty Things said...

I love how you make things that have a history attached to them!