A few months ago, Therese found these awesome clay faces at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts.
They were made by Susan Clayton and are just amazing to see.
Therese bought a few extra and asked six of us to join them for this month's She Made/She Made. I am honored to be in that group.
When I received the face, I couldn't stop looking at it. There is so much character in that little face.
I immediately envisioned a wise woman or elder and wanted to create something that did justice to Susan's beautiful work.
It was the perfect time to try working with shibori ribbon. I love the texture created by the folds of the ribbon. With a bit of practice, I was able to shape the ribbon around the face.
A bit of embroidery and I was done.
Of course, after I cut the oval shape out, I noticed the face was a bit off center. I guess she's looking at something. :)
I wanted to keep the rest of the necklace simple, so I layered strands of chain and ribbon.
Please take some time to see what the other ladies did with their faces. You won't be disappointed.