|these are some found items that could be used for beads, toy gun caps, washers from umbrella making, metal work etc. I have coloured them with black spray paint in varying quantities.|
|i then tried making some beads with shrink plastic, coloured with felt tip and liquid graphite!the stitching is worked with horsehair.|
|i stitched the first sample to a paper i had made in a previous chapter.|
|i then added some paper beads which i stuck in place.|
|as an antidote to the structured beads above i did some random crochet with made and found beads.|
|the thread used was fishing line|
Now for some quillwork.
i was greatly aided in this venture by:
'The Technique of Porcupine Quill Decoration among the Indians of North America' by William C. Orchard, Eagles View Publishing, 1984.
'Quill and Beadwork of the Western Sioux' by Carrie A. Lyford, R.Schneider Publishers, 1983.
They both have excellent diagrams.
My favourite place to get fine beads is J.G.Beads Ltd. They have a wonderful selection of Japanese made beads.