Thursday, January 13, 2011

the game of love

I've long made quilts and small fiber pieces and years ago I made heart brooches from vintage fabrics. For a while I added ribbons to them, making necklaces for my daughters.
Lately I've been enjoying making necklaces. Recently I was inspired by some work by Nina Bagley that has inspired me to combine both the fiber work and necklace making.
After making the fiber heart and starting to assemble the necklace, I realized many of the additions were game pieces, including several Industrial Chic  and scrapbook components, hence, the name for the necklace, "the game of love."

22 comments:

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

that's very cool.

dosfishes said...

This is great Deborah, a way to combine both your loves. xox Corrine

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I adore this creation! How wonderfully creative and inspirational this is! And then to top it all off...the title....The Game of Love is so clever! Well done! thanks so much for sharing! and also for popping in to see me as well!


ciao bella
keep making these...they are bliss!

Creative Carmelina

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Deborah,

Oh my goodness your necklaces are breathtakingly beautiful!!

I LOVE PINK....the Game Of Love Necklace I would wear in less than a heartbeat!!

Warm Hugs,

Susan

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

oh yeah...i'd wear that in a heartbeat.

Yvonne said...

Love the necklace. It all goes together so well and all looks so vintage.

Patty said...

Deborah! I LOVE the necklace!! I would wear that a lot!

Barbara said...

Perfect!

Dotti said...

These are so clever, sweet, inspiring, and funky!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Deb this necklace is so stunning! I think the game pieces are a perfect additional design elements. Today I was give small bits and pieces from a costume department and will look forward to playing with them tomorrow. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

ParisMaddy said...

Absolutely darling. You did a great job of putting together a whimsical, fun necklace, Deborah. Sell them! you'll have buyers waiting in line. Sooo cute.

Eva said...

Stunning. I speaks! The lock and key, the dice -- a novel in an ornament!

Eva said...

"it speaks" of course. Type error.

stitchinglife2 said...

These hearts are so pretty, Deborah.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful piece Deb!! love all of the details,! nina's wrk is stnning isn't it!!!!

Gabriela said...

Beautiful!!!

Mrs Moen said...

This is so beautiful, Deborah; I love the soft frayed fabric edges against all the hardware!

jackie said...

Pleased you enjoyed it,it was nice that people were interested. All notebooks are fascinating aren't they, often with lots of good ideas not followed up!

Penny said...

Oh, these are wonderful. I love the combination of fabric and metal. I've been thinking about hearts myself - guess I'm jumping ahead to Valentine's Day.

Leslie said...

This is beautiful! Nice combination!

Suzanne Kistler said...

I love the subtle color changes and the experimentation with texture. Your work is inspirational!

DClarkCreations said...

Very creative, beautiful and clever. I love when a project "falls into place". Deanna