Jewelry from T-shirt Yarn

     View a YouTube,  Lorine Mason shows how to make hair accessories and colorful jewelry from strips of T-shirts … a wonderful way to recycle.

Lorine Mason and I in the Design Originals booth at CHA.

     With a couple of T-shirts, scissors and Fabri-Tac fabric glue you can make some spectacular  accessories and jewelry. Personally, I love wearing my T-shirt necklace with a casual pair of jeans as well as dressier items from my wardrobe. Lorine Mason not only shows several ways to cut T-shirts into yarn, she also guides you through the steps to custom dye T-shirt yarn into some really luscious color combinations. Her bookMaking Jewelry with T-Shirt Yarn‘, explains techniques for creating spiral necklaces, bracelets and rings as well as fabulous hair accessories and flip-flops.

Lorine and some of her favorite T-shirt students in California.

     An exciting new art gallery has opened right on Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. Giddens Gallery of Fine Art hosts more than 20 Texas artists. I am pleased to say I am one of them. My new series of Narrative Paintings is hanging in the gallery. I really enjoyed working on this group of paintings. Each painted subject has a story to tell… it was such fun painting the subjects and then coming up with a narrative for each one.  If you live near Grapevine I hope you get a chance to stop by and see Giddens collection of art work. My pieces will be up through the month of March.  

 My paintings at Giddens Fine Art Gallery in Grapevine, TX.

     In April I will be teaching at Art & Soul in Virginia Beach. It is such a fun venue, and all the creativity recharges my soul. I not only enjoy teaching in this venue; I also love meeting new people and taking some fabulous classes from other instructors. If you are attending this event I hope to see you in some of my classes… or just stop by to say hello. Below is a list of classes I will be teaching with workshop number. There are also some videos on the Art & Soul website introducing the workshops I will be teaching. 

Art & Soul Sketchbook 

VA220  Weds/Thurs April 24-25 Treasures Unearthed – Patinas for Brass, Copper and Iron

VA164  Friday          April 26       Zentangle 102 

VA165  Friday eve   April 26      Silk Scarves- Dyeing with Sharpie Markers

VA163  Saturday    April 27       On Safari with Art & Soul Sketchbook 

Zentangle pattern, enjoy and create!!

Zentangle #118


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