rachael rice on free people blog

May 25, 2011 in craft, doilies, dream catchers, feathers, jewelry, nature, necklace, sculpture

rachael rice on freepeople blog

sweeeet.  got a guest artist spot over on the always-inspiring free people blog.

i love sharing how to make stuff.

here’s a basic way to make a little dream catcher. riffing on the round object with danglies (found in every culture) i’ve been (finally) finding uses for my slightly embarrassing doily collection.

also featured here are diy doily crystal necklaces. my friend heather treasure cautions mindfulness about sourcing quartz and other crystals, and recommends arkansas crystal works.

free people diy blog post

from the building 25 free people blog

sculptures by rachael rice

dream eyes & god catchers

large object outdoors

object with vintage trims and detail view

supplies

start here

step 1 & 2

start here. i used a bangle. tie string, loop around.

keep looping around, and when you get to the beginning...

keep looping around, and when you get to the beginning...

how-to

catch the loops and weave the string through each one. back to front or front to back, it doesn't matter as long as you are consistent

final product

keep spiraling in until it gets too small to work with. add a bead and tie off. add feathers, etc. and you're done!

doily art
object with doilies and painted feathers

 

supplies

pastels or crayons, watercolors, collage elements

 

 

painted feathers

draw with pastel or crayon, add collage elements, and paint over.

 

 

feather detail

cut out, draw designs with markers. i like sharpie paint pens.

 

 

finished product, and "dark star"

finished product, and "dark star"

 

 

doily, lace & quartz necklaces

doily, lace & quartz necklaces

 

 

necklace detail

wrapped in wire, held by a piece of vintage lace

 

 

quartz necklaces

quartz necklaces & lace

 

 

the piece i sent to julia at fp

the piece i sent to julia at fp

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galaxy shirts, rough quartz necklaces, and the expo

March 30, 2011 in craft, dream catchers, fashion, feathers, jewelry, necklace, sculpture

vermonthealers.org held its second annual spring expo and i was a vendor!  it was great practice for the holy grail that is portland, oregon’s crafty wonderland, which totally blew my mind in December.

some of my wares included galaxy nebula apparel which i bleached, dyed, and then painted, various necklaces made from chains and quartz crystals, some flower head pieces, and some giant “dream catcher” sculptures, one of which was the first piece of art purchased by a 13 year old on her birthday.

flower head pieces at the Expo

flower head pieces at the Expo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more items from my table

wares

my table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"gold dust" dreamcatcher

"gold dust"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"dark star" dreamcatcher

"dark star"

 

 

 

 

 

quartz crystal necklaces

quartz crystal necklaces

Expo interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

quartz crystal necklaces

quartz crystal necklaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dream catchers

dream catchers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pink flower head piece

head piece with feathers & vintage button

 

 

 

 

 

 

head piece with peacock feathers & vintage brooch

head piece with peacock feathers & vintage brooch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

headpieces

headpieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

diy galaxy wear

DIY galaxy apparel

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo of me and my table

photo of me and my table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

even more: dream catcher necklace

August 29, 2010 in craft, dream catchers, fashion, feathers, leather, necklace

this one’s made with leather, feathers, and cut clear plastic bottles.

dream catcher necklace

dream catcher necklace with leather & feathers

and here’s just another weird necklace i made with tassels, random beading, and other jewelry parts that needed a good home:


raj necklace

raj necklace