Day three of my challenge! I went back to a material I use a lot in my work...wool felt. As with most artists, I have a stash of unfinished parts waiting around to be put to use. The yellow felt was one of those parts. I had wet felted it into a long snake-like form and had set it aside. For this ring I altered it's original form and added some needle felted detail, as well as bound it together with a waxed cord.
I have found that by doing this challenge, I am free to experiment with materials I am familiar with, but in new and different ways. Because there is little time invested, I don't dwell on each step and I worry less about preserving the material. I think too much about what I want to do and how I am going to go about doing it, but with this challenge I am freed in my thoughts to just "make."
Handmade wool felt, waxed cord
March 23, 2010