Friday, February 03, 2006


I don't remember when I beaded this (2002 maybe?), but it's based on Frida Kahlo's painting entitled "Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and HummingBird," 1940.

I love beading as much as I do knitting, but I love them in different ways. One is passionate love and one is peaceful love. It's hard to describe. Let me work out in my brain what the difference is, and I'll see if I can't elaborate in the future.


At Friday, February 03, 2006 12:39:00 PM, Blogger joy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Would you sell it to me?
Or make one for me to buy?
Do You have an E-bay account?

At Friday, February 03, 2006 1:29:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Joy, I'm glad you like it! This one is actually a framed piece in my bedroom and I'm pretty attached to it. But I will think about making another one, you never know. I'll post some of my other beaded pieces.

At Friday, February 03, 2006 2:26:00 PM, Blogger PixieGaf said...

LA you are seriously very talanted. How long did you spend making it?

At Friday, February 03, 2006 3:18:00 PM, Blogger NaughtyVoyeur said...

That really is beautiful. Do you do mosaics?

At Friday, February 03, 2006 5:24:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Thanks guys. No, I don't do mosaics, just bead work and knitting. It's hard to stay how long it took, Pix, because I would work on it for a while, set it down for several days, and then come back to it. Plus, I totally lose track of time when I'm working on it, so it's really hard to say.

At Friday, February 03, 2006 6:37:00 PM, Blogger jane_austen said...

Wow LA, that is reminds me of vintage beaded handbags.......I love the effects of the colors create dimension in the overall peice of work..... :)

At Friday, February 03, 2006 6:51:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

JA - I've beaded many amulet purses. This one might have been one, but I decided to do it flat. Thanks for the nice words.


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