Leather Challenge of the Month
My fellow Art Elements team member Lindsey Starr presented us with an exciting challenge using her unique leather cabochons. I chose one from a photo she posted then waited patiently for it to arrive. When it did, the first thing I saw was this-tire tracks on the envelope. Never a good sign. Fortunately, Lindsey knows how to package things well. And send along lots of surprises!I wanted to do something different with this piece but couldn't decide what that would be. This is where serendipity took over. I set the piece down and when I came back to it a few days later noticed that it looked pretty good next to a pine needle basket I made awhile back. There would be no time to make a basket but I decided to make a piece of wall jewelry using pine needles.
I used epoxy glue to attach the cab to a piece of leather for the backing then stitched it onto the pine needle piece, which I made using Torey pine needles native to San Diego, 6mm brass beads and .5mm C-Lon cord.
I've added it to my collection of things that make me happy to look at and I think it looks great.
Thanks Lindsey for a great challenge this month. Your leather cabochons are both unique and inspiring!
Thanks for stopping by! Please check out the other Art Elements team members and guests who have participated in this challenge.